2013 Awards Ceremony and Reception
The Association would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Polycom for sponsoring the awards and Hughes for sponsoring the reception.
Click here to view the Awards ceremony presentation, and click here to view the Awards Program
Hall of Fame Award
Russ Colbert, Polycom, Inc.
Pioneer Award
Major Michael R. Bliss
367th Training Support Squadron
U.S. Air Force​​
Pillar Award (Individual)
Mike Tippets
Vice President
Hughes Solutions Group
Hughes Network Systems​​
(accepting Ned Kazor)​
Pillar Award (Organizational)
Government Solutions Group
​Hughes Network Systems
(accepting: Tony Bardo, Executive VP)

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Eagle Award (Individual) 
Dr. Philip J.-L. Westfall
​(left to right: Russ Colbert, VP Corporate sector, FGDLA; Dr. Westfall; Alex Autry, President, FGDLA
Eagle Award (Organizational)
Advanced Distributive Learning Initiative
Dr. Kristy Murray, Director​​
Five Star Award
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Enterprise Applications Service
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture​​​
Five Star Award
Joint Forces Staff College​
Accepting Left-Right:
Greg Frederick, ​Col. Dale Fair, John Lipps​
Pioneer Award
Deborah Stokes 
Curator for Education​
National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution​​
Five Star Award
367th Training Support Squadron (TRSS),
​Hill AFB, UT
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Five Star Award
Medical Education Training Campus​ (METC)
Accepting: David Palmer, Blackboard​
Individual Awards
Organizational Awards
2013 FGDLA Award Winners
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Five Star Award
Center for Development of Security Excellence
Defense Security Service​​
Accepting: Kevin J. Jones
Deputy Director, CDSE​​
Five Star Award
U.S. Army Enterprise Classroom Project
Infrastructure Office
Education Support Division
Army Training Support Center​​​​
Accepting: Mike Sousa, Pragmatics
Five Star Award
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
European Regional  Medical Command​​
Accepting: Arlan Arabe (live video conference from Landstuhl, Germany)​
Five Star Award
Office of Consular Affairs
U.S. Dept. of State​​
Five Star Award
Technology Integration Branch
Combined Armed Support Command, U.S. Army​​​
Innovation Award
Training Program Office
National Highway Institute​​
U.S. Dept. of Transportation​
Accepting: Rick Barnaby, Director
Innovation Award
Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office​
Technical Support Working Group​
Special Achievement Award  (Organizational)
John Fox, II., Executive Director
Society for Applied Learning Technology
Carrie Vespico
Conference Manager
Learning Technology Institute​​
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Presidents Award
Alex Autry
President, FGDLA​
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FGDLA Board of Directors (from left to right): Randy Palubiak (Treasurer); Dr. Philip J.-L. Westfall (Chairman of the Board), Dr. Jolly Holden (Executive Director), Alex Autry (President), Russ Colbert (VP Corporate)
The FGDLA annual awards ceremony and reception was held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the2013 Interactive Learning Technologies Conference, Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA.  The awards ceremony recognized individuals and organizations throughout the Federal Government in their use of innovative learning technologies.

Click here to view the Public Sector View press release and pictures, and click here to view Polycom's press release.