James D. Litton

Sponsored by:The Institute of Navigation

Purpose: To recognize outstanding encouragement, inspiration, and support contributing to the advancement of navigation.

Eligibility: Individuals engaged in management of the military services, civil government, or industry.

Memorial: Given in memory of Norman P. Hays, an outstanding navigator, able engineer, and competent manager, who, after a distinguished career as an operational Air Force officer, demonstrated unusual ability as an executive in industry. His managerial career came to an untimely end with his accidental death on July 4, 1965.

2006 ION Hayes Award page from the Institute of Navigation