Mission Statement
The IEEE Medals Council is responsible for recommending proposed recipients for the sixteen IEEE Medals. The Medals Council consists of a chair, vice chair, and the chairs of the Medal selection committees, including the chair of the Medal of Honor selection committee.

The IEEE Medals may be awarded annually when, in the judgment of the Awards Board (AB), suitable candidates are available. The IEEE Medals Council shall recommend candidates to the AB for each of the IEEE Medals, including the Medal of Honor. Candidates for the IEEE Medals shall be endorsed by the AB before submission to the IEEE Board of Directors for final approval.