Awards for outstanding service are presented to recognize INCOSE members who have contributed significant volunteer effort on behalf of INCOSE.
Nominees for the Outstanding Service Award must have been INCOSE members for a minimum of five (5) years. Under exceptional circumstances, the Board of Directors may waive this requirement. Candidates must have volunteered significant and arduous effort on behalf of INCOSE either in one act of outstanding service or through extended contributions in one (1) or more of the following three (3) areas:
- Service at the international, national, or local level in an elected office as a chair, or as a leader of a task force, advisory group, or working group;
- Service at the international level as an editorial, publication, or symposium leader; or
- Service at the international level as an advocate or liaison with other professional, scientific, public, or humanitarian organizations.