David Hammer has been awarded the 2018 Distinguished Career Award. by Fusion Power Associates. According to the notification Professor Hammer received from Steven O. Dean, President of Fusion Power Associates, Distinguished Career Awards were established in 1987 to recognize individuals who have made distinguished lifelong career contributions to fusion development. A list of previous recipients is posted on the Fusion Power Associates web site: http://fusionpower.org The Board has recognized Dave’s “many years of dedication to plasma science and its applications in many fields and to advancing the prospects for fusion power. The Board especially notes [his] decades of outstanding career contributions to the field of pulsed power, the science of high energy density plasma and its applications, and [his] role as an educator of a generation of younger scientists, upon whose shoulders the future of plasma science and fusion depends”. They presented this award to him at the Fusion Power Associates 39th annual meeting and symposium, Fusion Energy: Strategies and Expectations through the 2020’s, at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, on December 4-5, 2019 in Washington, DC.