Applications Now open for 2024 Charlie Allen Achievement Awards

August 24, 2023

The six awards recognize outstanding early careerists in the intelligence, homeland, and national security communities!  

August 24, 2023 (Arlington, VA)—The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 INSA Charlie Allen Achievement Awards. Now in its 14th year, these awards recognize outstanding early- to mid-career professionals from the intelligence, homeland, and national security communities, as well as a senior leader who inspires their success. 

Each of the awards is named after a recipient of the William Oliver Baker Award, which INSA presents annually to an extraordinary leader for sustained contributions to excellence in intelligence and national security affairs.  

In June 2023, INSA announced the Achievement Awards would be renamed after The Hon. Charlie Allen, former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, legendary CIA officer, and 2002 Baker Award recipient, to honor Mr. Allen’s lifelong commitment to the U.S. intelligence and national security workforce.  

"Charlie Allen’s tireless work ethic, love of country, and unparalleled analytic expertise inspires others to be more and do more,” said INSA Chairwoman Letitia A. Long. “By naming these awards after him, we hope to inspire our future leaders to dream bigger, push harder, and to live a life of service and purpose.” 

Nominations are due COB on Tuesday, October 31.


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