SUSP Thomas Salmon Distinguished Service Award

This award is intended to mark an individual’s distinguished contributions to military psychiatry. These contributions, whether through leadership, clinical achievement, or mentorship must have had a lasting impact on the military.  Recipients will receive a plaque and a $500 award.


A current or past member of SUSP who has also achieved the level of distinguished fellow within the APA. Nominee must have been a SUSP member for at least 4 years. Current members of the SUSP executive council are not eligible.

List of previous winners coming soon.


Nomination Process

Please submit (below) a single page (single spaced, 11 pt font, 1” margins) listing your top contributions to military psychiatry (or the contributions of someone else) that occurred during your / their time as a SUSP member.  Paragraphs and/or bulleted lists are acceptable.  While you may nominate another person, they must be aware of the nomination.  The nomination process is identical for nominating yourself or someone else - a single page description.  You may nominate more than one person, but each nomination will require a separate submission.



Candidates submissions will be reviewed by the current executive committee. There is an emphasis on long term impact in military psychiatry in the areas of research, education, leadership, clinical care, and population health. Rank, academic appointments, and military decorations will be considered, but with less emphasis than tangible impacts.


Submission Deadline & Form

All submissions must be received no later than 15 FEB. Applications are open on 1 JAN.

Click here to submit the form.