MS&T released the 17th Annual Industry Simulation & Training Awards program that recognizes the contribution of companies in supporting warfighter readiness across the current calendar year.

There are five new award categories this year including Outstanding Innovative Product; Outstanding Service and Support; Outstanding Training System Integration Project; Small Business of the Year; and the Pioneer Award, which is intended to recognize an individual for consistent, long-term contributions to the art, science and community of simulation and training. The Pioneer award is mirrored in the Civil Aviation Training Pioneer Awards given by MS&T’s sister publication, CAT (Civil Aviation Training) Magazine.

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In a major change to previous years, a panel of MS&T editors and invited judges will select a maximum of three finalists in each of the award categories.  MS&T print, digital and eNewsletter subscribers will be asked to select the winner by voting for the best finalist in each category. The voting period and directions will be announced in the MS&T eNewsletter and by direct email to all subscribers.  All subscribers will be limited to a single vote.

MS&T sent nomination emails notices to representatives of companies that submitted in previous years and requested to be included this year. If your company would like to submit a nomination for award consideration, contact Holly Foster at for North America, or Stephen Reed at for Rest-of-World to receive your company’s nomination link. The

Halldale Group and MS&T Magazine welcome all defense industry companies to complete and submit a nomination. As the leading defense training journal for more than 30 years, MS&T is proud to acknowledge companies that provide exceptional value and service to military clients.  Winners and finalists will be presented with awards during the I/ITSEC conference in Orlando in December, and recognized in MS&T's Issue 4 (September 2018) and within the online awards directory that will be posted on through August 2019.