Nominations Now Open for 2024 Baker Award!

October 25, 2023

For decades, the William Oliver Baker Award has served as a mark of excellence, distinguishing an extraordinary individual for their sustained commitment to excellence in intelligence and national security affairs.

Award criteria:
  • Sustained excellence in their contribution to intelligence and national security affairs over a considerable period of time, or a single achievement of extraordinary merit
  • Contributions essential to the enhancement of intelligence and national security
  • Technical enhancement of unusual significance, management proficiency of a high order, or development or application of techniques that permit cost savings of substantial magnitude

Eligible candidates include members of the government, private industry, and/or academic communities who have devoted a substantial portion of their professional career to intelligence and national security affairs. 

Recent recipients include LtGen Vincent R. Stewart, USMC, former Governor Tom Ridge, and The Hon. Sue Gordon. View the full list of past recipients.

Get Started! 

Send nominations, including the full name of the proposed recipient and brief explanation (no more than 200-250 words) detailing why this individual deserves the award, to by Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.