The Distinguished Military Service Recognition Award was established in 2019 to honor outstanding Osteopathic physicians who have made significant contributions to the practice of military medicine, for at least 10 years, and who have served as exemplary role models for other physicians.

The AOF will accept nominations to honor and recognize one (1) Osteopathic physician who is an active service member (may or may not be deployed) in the United States military as a practicing physician.

Practicing military DO physician with at least 20 years experience.

Nominee status: Current active duty member of the United States Armed Forces

Actively involved in any discipline of Osteopathic medicine.

Award is based upon three areas; 1) Major Achievements in the nominee’s primary medical field. 2) Contributions to enhancing the role of Osteopathic medicine in the military. 3) Leadership Ability, including recognition as an exceptional leader, teacher, clinician, or mentor.