Nomination window open for 2018 USAF Alison Award for Character and Innovation Published Dec. 20, 2017 By Kat Bailey Air Force’s Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Nomination packages for the 2018 USAF Alison Award for Character and Innovation are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by May 31, 2018. The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation established the award to recognize a commissioned officer who exemplifies the Air Force core values. The foundation sponsors the award in recognition of demonstrated outstanding character and innovation in a single act or a series of related events during a single year. The recipient will receive the award at the Annual Falcon Foundation Banquet next October at the Air Force Academy. Maj. Gen. John R. "Johnny" Alison, for whom the award was named, was a highly decorated World War II American combat ace and veteran of the Korean war who was known as the Father of Air Force Special Operations. On his death, Alison's family asked that donations in his honor be sent to the Falcon Foundation and the Air Force Association. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major or combatant command, forward operating agency, direct reporting unit or MAJCOM-equivalent for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA, DRU and MAJCOM-equivalent may submit one nomination, due to the AFPC by May 31, 2018. Find additional information about nomination eligibility criteria, process and other specifics on myPers using a CAC-enabled computer. Select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “Alison.” For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.