Previous Recipients

We honor all previous recipients of AFSA's awards since their inception in 1968.

Constructive Dissent Awards: F. Allen 'Tex' Harris Award | W. Averell Harriman Award | William R. Rivkin Award | Christian A. Herter Award

Exemplary Performance Awards: Nelson B. Delavan Award | Avis Bohlen Award | M. Juanita Guess Award | AFSA Achievement and Contributions to the Association Award | Post Representative of the Year Award | Mark Palmer Award for the Advancement of Democracy

Award for Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy

F. Allen 'Tex' Harris Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 No Award
2015 Jeffrey Bing
2014 Nick Pietrowicz
2013 No Award
2012 No Award
2011 Maurizio Visani
2010 David Zwach
2009 Barron Rosen
2008 No Award
2007 No Award
2006 Kevin Morgan
2005 F. Scott Gallo
2004 Elizabeth Orlando
2003 Charles A. O'Malley
2002 Andre de Nesnera
2001 Charles Slater
2000 Frontis B. Wiggins

W. Averell Harriman Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 No Award
2015 Amelia Shaw
2014 William O'Bryan
2013 James T. Rider
2012 No Award
2011 No Award
2010 Kathryn A. Kiser
2009 No Award
2008 Luke V. Zahner
2007 No Award
2006 Christoper C. Allison
2005 James Arlen Holt
2004 Steven T. Weston
2003 Dean M. Kaplan
2002 Carol J. Volk
2001 Craig L. Hall
2000 Thomas P. Kelly
1999 James D. Loveland
1998 William Davies Sohier
1997 No Award
1996 Andrew J. Schofer
1995 Gregory H. Stanton
1994 Thomas F. Daughton
1993 Mark A. Pekala
1992 Colin M. Cleary
1991 Michael J. Fitzpatrick
1990 Patricia Hanigan
1989 John W. Shearburn
1988 Douglas A. Silliman
1987 Daniel R. Russel
1986 Atim Ogunba
1985 Mark Foulon
1984 Joseph Hayes
1983 No Award
1982 H. Carl Gettinger
1981 The Iran Hostages
1980 The Iran Hostages
1979 Geraldeen G. Chester
1978 Stephanie S. Kinney
1977 G. Nicholas Mauger
1976 No Award
1975 Gilbert Kulick
1974 Arthur A. Houghton
1973 Douglas K. Ramsay
1972 David E. Long
1971 Robert Maxim
1970 Warren B. Kinsey
1969 Donald M. Sladkin
1968 Stacy B. Lloyd

William R. Rivkin Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 Jefferson D. Smith
2015 Samuel Kotis
2014 David Holmes
2013 Theodore Lyng
2012 Joshua Polacheck
2011 Joel Ehrendreich
2010 Dr. Diana Putman
2009 Jeffrey Collins and Michael Gonzales
2008 Rachel Schneller
2007 Ron Capps and Michael Zorick
2006 Richard S. Sacks
2005 Geoffrey R. Pyatt
2004 Keith Mines
2003 No Award
2002 Peter E. Cozzens
2001 Edward J. Kulakowski
2000 Luis G. Moreno, Jr.
1999 Nicholas Hill and Robert L. Norman
1998 Hanscom Smith
1997 Peter Whaley
1996 James P. Callahan
1995 Janice Weiner
1994 Mirta Alvarez, Jonathan S. Benton, Janet Bogue, Laura Clerici, Ellen Conway, Gordana Earp, Marshall Harris, Brady Kiesling, Andrew C. Mann, John Menzies, James F. Moriarty, Eric Rubin, and Scott Thompson
1993 John G. Fox
1992 Gerald W. Scott
1991 Paul B. Daley
1990 Patrick McDuffie
1989 Thomas A. Lynch
1988 Scott R. Loney
1987 Joseph C. Wilson
1986 John D. Finney, Jr.
1985 Ryan C. Crocker
1984 F. Allen 'Tex' Harris
1983 No Award
1982 George T. Cosgrove
1981 The Iran Hostages
1980 The Iran Hostages
1979 Ray L. Caldwell
1978 Kenneth M. Quinn
1977 John D. Blacken
1976 William R. Lenderking
1975 L. Craig Johnstone and Lionel Rosenblatt
1974 James R. Cheek
1973 Edward L. Peck
1972 Anthony Quainton
1971 Samuel F. Hart
1970 Thomas D. Boyatt
1969 Jacob M. Myerson
1968 John A. Bushnell

Christian A. Herter Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 No Award
2015 Thomas Duffy
2014 Jonathan Addleton
2013 No Award
2012 No Award
2011 Dr. James W. Bayuk
2010 No Award
2009 No Award
2008 Jeffrey Feltman
2007 No Award
2006 Michael E. Guest
2005 No Award
2004 Ronald L. Schlicher
2003 James B. Warlick, June Kunsman, Kim Marie Sonn, and Natasha S. Franceschi
2002 Theodore E. Strickler
2001 John E. Bennett
2000 Carol A. Rodley and Kenneth M. Quinn
1999 David B. Dlouhy
1998 Edmund McWilliams
1997 Margaret P. Bonner
1996 Dennis Hays and John P. Treacy
1995 Dennis C. Jett
1994 Robert B. Richardson
1993 Kenneth M. Quinn
1992 Robert L. Earle
1991 David J. Dunford
1990 Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr.
1989 Robert V. Keeley
1988 John C. Monjo
1987 No Award
1986 John A. Bushnell
1985 William G. Walker
1984 Anthony Quainton
1983 No Award
1982 Herman J. Cohen
1981 The Iran Hostages
1980 The Iran Hostages
1979 T. Frank Crigler
1978 Richard N. Viets
1977 No Award
1976 Thomas D. Boyatt
1975 Francis J. McNeil
1974 John H. Holdridge
1973 James S. Sutterlin
1972 Mary S. Olmsted
1971 Archer K. Blood
1970 Leslie A. Squires
1969 John Paul Vann

Nelson B. Delavan Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 Toni Kula
2015 Julia Harrison
2014 Carol K. Backman
2013 Mikkela V. Thompson
2012 James Velez
2011 Ann E. Rehme
2010 Allie L. Almero
2009 Megan Gallardo
2008 Virginia M. Gregory
2007 Margaret W. Baker
2006 Malgorzata 'Gosia' Lamot
2005 Nancy Alain
2004 Mary Jo Fuhrer and Jenny A. Jeras
2003 Laura M. Baer
2002 Honora L. Myers
2001 Rosalie B. Kahn
2000 Lynn K. Bitters
1999 Linda Clark, Linda Coulson, Bonita Estes, Linda Howard, Caroline Riley, Jean Shiffer, Vicki Spiers, and Sheila Wilson
1998 Joyce Harley
1997 Diann M. Bimmerle
1996 Elizabeth M. Slater
1995 R. Diana Clayton and Charlotte Stottman
1994 Sandra McInturff
1993 Irvina Wallace
1992 Phyllis Ann Finkelstein
1991 Shirley A. Adams, Jocelyn Baskey, Suzanne Chapman, Judy Copenhaver, Virginia Crawford, Carol Emery, Elizabeth Franke, Noel Harrington-Aydin, Kathryn Kleiman, Elizabeth Krause, Catherine M. Lawson, Carol MacLeod, Barbara Maloney, Barbara McLaughlin, Adda Million, Beverly Rochester, Carolyn Smith, and Margaret Tindall

Avis Bohlen Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 Shawn Akard
2015 Mary Beth Bechtel
2014 Kari Osborne
2013 Leah Moorehead Evans
2012 Leila Gupta
2011 Charla Chaudhry and Marie T. Farrar
2010 Anne Bridgman
2009 Erica Krug
2008 Victor Williams
2007 Judi Marquardt
2006 No Award
2005 Lisa Vershbow
2004 Helene DeJong and Dawn Sewell McKeever
2003 Bonnie S. Miller
2002 Sharon Miles
2001 Carmen Gonzalez-Goldberg
2000 Dianne Bodeen
1999 Cherry Gwyn Creagan
1998 Julie Abbot Murphy
1997 Anne Kauzlarich
1996 Elizabeth Frank
1995 Anne Bridgman
1994 Rebecca Jaramillo McCullough
1993 Sheila M. Switzer
1992 Margie Howell
1991 Patricia Hambley
1990 Ruth Wagner
1989 Lucille Chaveas
1988 Maria Alicia Crespo Parkerson
1987 Sheila Mack
1986 Christine Morissette Shurtleff
1985 Pamela Moffat
1984 Lenora W. Rowell
1983 Anne Cook Murphy

M. Juanita Guess Award

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 Sara Locke
2015 Alexei Trofim
2014 Mary Kay Cunningham
2013 Elizabeth Jenkins and Jessica McVay
2012 Sara Hurst Butler
2011 Mike Vining
2010 Sarah S. Genton
2009 Juliana 'Lily' Hightower
2008 Craig D. Gerard
2007 Linda Lockwood
2006 Martine S. McKinnie
2005 Catherine Connell McSherry and Marilyn Tarter
2004 Susanne Turner
2003 Joy Khoo Bacik
2002 Jennifer M. Watson
2001 Lynne T. Murphy
2000 Jeanne H. Weaver
1999 Geralyn Kersey
1998 Patricia Ann Alter
1997 Maria E. Bakken
1996 Suzanne Lundin-Ross
1995 Denine Scott

AFSA Achievement and Contributions to the Association

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 John K. Naland
2015 Andrew Winter
2004 C. Edward Dillery
2003 Richard Thompson
2002 Willard DePree and Roy Perrin
2001 Thomas Boyatt, Janice Elmore, and William Harrop
2000 Brandon Grove Jr. and Janina Jaruzelski
1999 Herman Cohen and Shirley Pinkham
1997 Thomas Allen and Daniel Newberry
1996 Joseph Kemper and Randolph Marcus
1995 Stephen Klaus and Bruce Laingen
1994 John Bierke and Charles Schmitz

Post Representative of the Year

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 Karn 'KC' Carlson (Consulate Nuevo Laredo)
2015 Charlee Doom (Embassy Nairobi)
2012 Jeff Jacob (Embassy Kabul)
2011 Larry Fields (Embassy Kathmandu)
2010 James Fox (U.S. Mission to NATO)
2009 Ken Kero-Mentz (Embassy Berlin)
2008 Julie Eadeh (Embassy Baghdad)
2004 David Jesser (Embassy Pretoria) and Randy J. Kreft (Embassy Moscow)
2003 Cecile Shea (Embassy Tel Aviv)

Mark Palmer Award for the Advancement of Democracy

Year Given Recipient(s)
2016 Mike Honigstein
2015 Andrew R. Young

Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy

Year Given Recipient(s)
2017 Nancy J. Powell
2016 Ruth A. Davis
2015 William Harrop
2014 Charles Stuart 'Stu' Kennedy, Jr.
2013 George W. Landau
2012 William Lacy Swing
2011 Rozanne L. 'Roz' Ridgway
2010 L. Bruce Laingen
2009 Sen. Sam Nunn
2008 Thomas D. Boyatt
2007 Joan Clark
2006 Morton Abramowitz
2005 Sen. Richard Lugar
2004 Richard B. Parker
2003 George Shultz
2002 Thomas Pickering
2001 Rep. Lee Hamilton
2000 David Newsom
1999 Cyrus Vance
1998 Lawrence Eagleburger
1997 George H.W. Bush
1996 Frank Carlucci
1995 U. Alexis Johnson