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SOCOM Awards Ceremony and Dinner

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SOCOM Awards Ceremony and Dinner

About

The USSOCOM Awards Ceremony and Dinner is a longstanding highlight of USSOCOM's annual conference that will be continued into SOF Week.

It features several awards, including The Bull Simons Award, which was first awarded in 1990. The award recognizes recipients who embody “the true spirit, values, and skills of a Special Operations warrior.” Col. Arthur “Bull” Simons, whom the award is named after, was the epitome of these attributes.

 

Tickets to the Awards Ceremony and Dinner sell out quickly and are a coveted commodity during SOF Week!

Registration will be available in the Attendee Portal after you complete your SOF Week Registration, which is expected to open in March 2023.

Space will be limited and sold first-come, first-served.

Event Details

Location

H.B. Plant Ballroom at JW Marriott

510 Water Street Tampa, TL. 33602

 

Timeline

1800 - 1900   Social  (Cocktail Hour)

1900 - 2200   Program, Dinner, and Awards Ceremony

 

Dress Code

Formal 

Military: Service dress
Civilian: Tuxedo or Dark Suit / Cocktail or Evening Gown

 

Registration Fee

Ticket price is $100 and is NOT included in SOF Week Registration fees.

 

Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships are available for this event. Contact Mr. Peter McKenna for details.

Previous Bull Simons Award Recipients 

Bull Simons Award Recipient

 

Bull Simons Award Recipient

 

Award Descriptions

Service Member of the Year Award

The United States Special Operations Command Service member of the Year Award is presented annually to an enlisted Member who has demonstrated exceptional performance in his or her primary duty and superior leadership. 

Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen Award

The Dr. Christian J. Lambersten Award for Operational Innovation was established by the Commander, United States Special Operations Command, in 2011 to recognize those individuals whose audacity, insight, and ingenuity embody innovation as an enduring operational skill and hallmark of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) mindset and culture. 

Excalibur Award of Excellence

The Excalibur Award was established by the Commander, United States Special Operations Command, in 1997 to recognize enlisted individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, gallantry, integrity, and moral courage during military operations or training. 

United States Special Operations Command Medal

The United States Special Operations Command Medal was established by the Commander, United States Special Operations Command, in 1994 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contribution to, and support of, special operations around the world during war and peacetime operations. 

Testimonials

  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF

DISCLAIMER

Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.