Alumni Hall of Fame

The Defense Information School (DINFOS) Hall of Fame honors distinguished alumni, living or deceased, who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions at the highest levels in public service, industry, the military or academia for at least 20 years. Nominees may come from the fields of public affairs, public relations, print journalism, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, visual information, photography, videography, multimedia, or broadcast maintenance engineering and other related fields. 
DINFOS accepts nominations on a year-round basis. For the purposes of selection, the nomination window will close September 30th each year. Any nominations submitted after this date will be considered for the following year.

DINFOS Hall of Fame Criteria

To be considered a Hall of Fame candidate, an individual’s record of achievement must:

  • Embody the DINFOS ethos of “Strength Through Truth”
  • Demonstrate exceptional professional skills resulting in positive and lasting impacts within their respective profession
  • Demonstrate exemplary conduct, ethics and integrity  
  • Display courageous thinking, vision, innovation, impactful leadership and influence 

DINFOS will accept nominations for alumni from Service schools prior to the establishment of DINFOS in 1964 as well as schools that consolidated with DINFOS in the late 1990s (e.g. The Defense Visual Information School, the Defense Photography School, U.S Naval Schools of Photography).

Special Category - DINFOS Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes a DINFOS staff or faculty member whose superior dedication and contributions to the DINFOS mission over a sustained period have inspired students, improved the effectiveness of DINFOS operations, and enhanced the image and reputation of the school.

How To Nominate

Nominations for the 2021 DINFOS Hall of Fame are closed as of Sept. 30, 2021.
However, nominations are already underway for 2022, and will remain open through September.
To begin, fill out the Hall of Fame Nomination Form with basic info on the nominee as well as the nominator’s contact information. Self-nominations will not be accepted. 
Nominators will submit a 2-page (max) nomination letter describing the nominee’s professional contributions, paying special attention to the selection criteria listed above.
(Optional) Nominators may also provide additional supporting material in the form of the nominee’s resume/CV, official biography, examples of the nominee’s work, and other letters of recommendation.
Nomination forms, nomination letters and supporting documents must be submitted via e-mail to no later than September 30, 2021.

Selection Results

DINFOS will announce selections for the Hall of Fame in late fall as well as details about the induction ceremony.

Please send any questions about nomination guidelines to