Awards of Distinction

APCO International’s Board of Directors have the privilege to bestow four separate awards of distinction to members who have performed outstanding service to the organization.


The J. Rhett McMillian, Jr. Award of Distinction is made in recognition of exceptional accomplishments by an individual member of APCO on a national or international level in the field of public safety communications.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
David Swan, 2011
Steve Souder, 2008
Marilyn Ward, 2003
John Lane, 1999
Craig M. Jorgensen, 1995
Sam Gargaro, 1994
Art McDole, 1990
J. Rhett McMillian Jr., 1977


The Art McDole Award of Distinction is made in recognition of exceptional accomplishments of a technical nature by an individual member of APCO on a national or international level in the field of public safety communications.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
Steve Devine, 2010
Craig Jorgensen, 2008
Vincent Stile, 2005
David G. Buchanan, 2004
Glen Nash, 2003
Gary David Gray, 2000
Sam Gargaro, 1999
Robert F. Schlieman, 1998
John S. Powell, 1998
Stu Meyer, 1995
Art McDole, 1993


The Weldon Joe Blair Award of Distinction is made in recognition of exceptional accomplishments by an individual member of APCO on a national or international level as a leader of the Association.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
Julie Righter, 2010
Steve Proctor, 2008
Gregory T. Riddle, 2007
Nancy Pollock, 2004
Chris Fischer, 2004
Jack Keating, 2003
Weldon Joe Blair, 2001
Jimmie Hocutt, 2000
The Jack Daniel Award of Distinction is made in recognition of exceptional accomplishments by a commercial member of APCO on a national or international level in the field of public safety communications.

AWARD RECIPIENTS
Don Whitney, 2015
Jack Daniel, 2012