Chantilly, Va. — August 6, 2015 —Vencore, Inc. announced today that Tom Sheridan, senior vice president and general manager, was selected to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management for 2015. This award gives national recognition to an individual(s) for outstanding contributions in the management of a significant space or space-related program or project.
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan currently oversees a division of Vencore’s space operations. Prior to joining Vencore in 2012, Gen. Sheridan served a distinguished career in the U. S. Air Force that culminated in a leadership role as the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
“This award could not have been bestowed on a more deserving individual than Tom Sheridan,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer of Vencore. “I’m so pleased to see him recognized for the significant contributions he has made to our nation and his tireless dedication to serving the United States of America both during his military career and after retirement in his civilian career.”
Gen. Sheridan received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut and obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Bryant University. He served in the Air Force for more than 35 years before joining Vencore in an executive role.
“This was such a pleasant surprise and I am honored to accept this award,” said Gen. Sheridan. “I have been fortunate to have spent my career focused on my passion, which is advancing our national space program.”
“I extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported my pursuits, including my family, my fellow airmen, and my Vencore colleagues,” said Gen. Sheridan.
AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. They will present the von Braun Award to Gen. Sheridan at a recognition luncheon on September 2, 2015 in connection with the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition in Pasadena, Calif. The von Braun Award is named after Wernher von Braun, a pioneer in making space flight and exploration a cornerstone of American growth and development in the twentieth century.