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The Council recently began to discuss awards, and welcomes input from participants in our annual conferences and other events.  In particular, we would consider naming awards for individuals who have made a significant contribution to Military Sciences, professional military education, or the objectives of the ISMS.

Distinguished Service Award

At the 2017 ISMS Conference in Oslo, the Council bestowed its first Distinguished Service Award on Eystein Lockwood Meyer for his exceptional dedication in managing the conference organization under difficult circumstances.


Long Service Award

The ISMS Long Service Award was discussed at Council in March 2018, and may be awarded to participants in the organization who have served for a significant portion of the life of the organization, contributing to its goals and objectives. 

Young Scholar Award

An award for young scholars, recognizing promising new contributions to the field of military sciences, will be developed by the Society. This may be related to work on a thesis in a member institution, or publication in a journal related to a member institution. 

ISMS strives to be welcoming and supportive to new scholars from any background.

Veteran Scholar's Award

An award for seasoned scholars who have made a significant contribution to military sciences and professional military education in the international context, judged by their peers.