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The R. Lynn Rylander Award, our highest honor, is presented annually to an individual who has made distinctive contributions in the areas of Special Operations, Low Intensity Conflict, or Irregular Warfare. Achievements may be singular or cumulative, but in the spirit of R. Lynn Rylanders service, the policy, guidance, leadership, or mission contributions must have been of the highest impact highly significant and lasting to the SO/LIC community and show support of the goals and objectives of NDIA and the SO/LIC Division. The Award is named for R. Lynn Rylander, a Department of Defense civilian who was a founding member of the organization which is now the SO/LIC Division of NDIA. Lynn was an early advocate and activist on the revitalization of Special Operations Forces and the organizational and legislative changes required to sustain them.