The SAME Technology Advancement Medal was first awarded in 1991.
Eligibility: SAME member for at least three years prior to nomination and has led the advancement of engineering or related technology in support of the DOD mission.
Nomination Criteria: This Medal is given only to an individual but the individual can be a leader of a team who can also be recognized with certificates of achievement.
The award recognizes:
• Advancement of technology to benefit DOD users;
• Application of technology to projects resulting in improved quality, endurance and/or cost savings;
• Communication skills in getting user adoption of technology.
Nomination Process: Nominations for this award must be made by a Society member and endorsed by a Post President or member of the National Board of Direction, using the Society nomination form. The Post President or member of the National Board of Direction endorsing the nomination will verify that the individual meets the eligibility criteria for the award, and that the nomination package provides information to support each of the nomination criteria and all required information on the nominee. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package, with endorsement, is received at SAME HQ on or before February 12, 2014.