Hall of Fame Nomination Information


The Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to recognize and memorialize persons who have made a positive, significant contribution to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps.

The individuals are chosen solely on their significant contribution to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and each selectee is able to stand up to close scrutiny.  Attainment of high rank or position is not necessarily indicative of a significant contribution to Ordnance.  Likewise, rank, sex, ethnicity and/or religion are not discriminators.

Nomination FAQ's

Q. Who may nominate?

A. Anyone may submit a nomination.

Q. Who is eligible?

A. Nominee must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Retired from military or civilian service for at least one year from the date of nomination.
  • Deceased: Eligible immediately.
  • Has distinguished himself/herself through acts of valor, gallantry, or heroism involving personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life, regardless of years of service or retirement status.

Q. How do I submit a nomination?

A. Complete all data on the "Nomination Application".

  • Provide a detailed narrative description and documentation of the nominee's “significant” contributions to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps.
  • Include a “head & shoulder shot” photograph of the nominee. Size should be 3 x 5, 5 x 7 or 8 x 10.
  • Submit any supplemental documentation which may assist the research officer in documenting and verifying the nominee’s contributions. Information may be sent to the addresses below:
    U.S. Army Ordnance School ATTN: ATSL-CP (Hall of Fame)
    2221 Adams Ave.
    Fort Lee, VA 23801-2102
    or e-mail your nomination(s) to:

IMPORTANT: Nominations are required by 28 February for consideration. If a nomination is submitted without sufficient details and documentation, the nomination will be held in an inactive file and will not be presented to the selection board.  The nominator will be notified in writing if corrective action needs to be taken. If corrective action is not taken by the designated deadline (28 February annually), the nomination will be returned to the nominator and will not be considered.

Q. How long is a nomination kept active?

A. If a nominee is not inducted after four consecutive reviews by the selection board, the nomination will be place in an inactive status. After a 1-year waiting period, the nominee can be considered again if re-nominated. If a re-nomination is received during the waiting period, the nomination will be effective when the year is over. In no event shall an individual remain under consideration for more than 4 consecutive years. The nomination process may continue indefinitely. The files containing biographical histories and documentation will be maintained by the Ordnance Historian.

Q. Whom do I contact if I have questions?

A. Contact the Hall of Fame Coordinators at: (804) 765-7372 or (804) 765-7376, FAX: (804) 765-7337, or e-mail: usarmy.lee.tradoc.mbx.leee-ordnance-hall-of-fame@army.mil.

Q. Can I submit an application on line or on a CD?

A. Yes, you can complete the Hall of Fame Nomination Application Form; save the file and forward it to the Ordnance Hall of Fame email or save to a standard CD-R or CD-RW and send to the address listed above.
PLEASE NOTE: Should you choose to use the above option, you will still be required to mail in any hard copies that you are submitting, such as photos, news articles, etc. Unless you have scanning capabilities, which is acceptable.



Last updated 19-Nov-2021

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