The goal of our Professional Standards program is to maintain and promote professionalism across all of NATCA’s bargaining units. We achieve that through a commitment to safety and through upholding the public’s trust. We work to inspire, to motivate, to provide personal examples of our professionalism to others, and to maintain the highest standard of excellence. We know our actions represent all our fellow professionals, and we work to bring honor and respect to all that we do. The NATCA National Professional Standards Committee (PSC) has created the “NATCA National Professionalism Award” as a means to recognize the actions of those who continually strive to achieve these goals.
At each annual Communicating For Safety (CFS), the PSC will present one recipient from each FAA Service Area with a NATCA National Professionalism Award, a minimum of three recipients each year. The members of the PSC will determine the recipients no later than 60 days prior to the beginning of CFS and forward those names to the National Executive Board for approval. The recipients will be chosen based on their individual professional contributions and performance that enhanced the standings of their profession. Additionally, the PSC will consider their personal commitment to safety and excellence in the selection.
Sept. 17, 2019: 2019 National Professionalism Awards Winner - Karena Marinas (Los Angeles Center ZLA)
Sept. 17, 2019: 2019 National Professionalism Awards Winner - David Keifer (Indianapolis Center ZID)
Sept. 17, 2019: 2019 National Professionalism Awards Winner - Thomas Adcock (Miami Center ZMA)
Oct. 23, 2018: 2018 National Professionalism Awards winners Ray "Murl" Peters, Deborah Anderson, and Theresa Boykin.
March 10, 2017: 2017 National Professionalism Awards winner - Alan Stensland (NRX-ESO).
March 3, 2017: 2017 National Professionalism Awards winner - Matt Sullivan (Potomac TRACON).
Feb. 24, 2017: 2017 National Professionalism Awards winner - Pete Slattery (Charlotte).
Feb. 17, 2017: 2017 National Professionalism Awards winner - Nathan Holmberg (Indianapolis Center).
Feb. 10, 2017: 2017 National Professionalism Awards winner - Aaron Rose (Seattle Center).
Feb. 3, 2017: NATCA National Executive Board and PSC announce the 2017 National Professionalism Award winners.
Have you seen someone whose individual contribution and performance enhanced the standings of our profession? Then help us recognize them by nominating them for the third annual NATCA National Professionalism Awards!
The deadline for submissions is June 17, 2019. Submit a NATCA Professionalism Award Application today!
The PSC will invite the award winners to attend CFS to be recognized for their achievement and to receive their award. They will be entitled to travel and expense reimbursement, in accordance with the NATCA travel policy, similar to the reimbursement provided to the Archie League Medal of Safety Award winners.