“Impactful leadership is based on values and how you communicate those values. You lead by example.”
Dr. Richard Carmona is a figure of inspiration, known for his exceptional contributions to public health and safety, and his unwavering commitment to service. Dr. Carmona is a decorated U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran, physician, former deputy sheriff, and served as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. He is a shining example of what it means to be an impactful leader, and his legacy is one of courage and compassion.
At Axon, we believe in celebrating exceptional leaders like Dr. Carmona who inspire positive change.
We are thrilled to introduce the Visionary Leadership Award, inspired by Dr. Richard Carmona.
The Visionary Leadership Award is bestowed upon one public safety leader annually who has made a profound and lasting impact within their agency or community.
A visionary leader is someone who sees beyond the present, an individual who can dream big and is determined to see those dreams become reality. These leaders inspire others, encourage collaboration, and nurture growth. They leave a lasting impact on their organizations, communities and the world at large. Nominees for the Visionary Leadership Award should be individuals who have spearheaded initiatives that promote officer wellness, foster community engagement, and/or create meaningful change.
The selection process for this award carefully considers the achievements of each nominee, with a focus on innovative solutions to complex problems and the ability to lead a team in pursuit of a shared mission. The winner will receive a paid trip to Axon's annual user conference in 2024 with a guest and a $5,000 donation to the agency/community program or non-profit.
By honoring remarkable individuals who have made a lasting impact, Axon and Dr. Carmona aim to pay tribute to those who have committed their careers to positive service, and inspire the next generation of change-makers.
Join us in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Richard Carmona and the extraordinary public safety leaders who make our world a safer place. Nominate a leader today at axon.com/awards. Nominations are open until December 15, 2023.