Newman Medal

Newman_MedalThe Newman Medal is named in honor of Maj. Gen. James B. Newman, Jr., U.S. Air Force.

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a civilian or military member of the U.S. Air Force. This medal was first awarded in 1955.

Eligibility: Members of the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer at Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, at Major Air Commands, Bases, or other Civil Engineering units, regular, reserve, U.S. National Guard, or civilian, on active or inactive duty or retired.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development. Review Air Force Instruction 36-2817 for detailed criteria and nomination procedures.


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Past Newman Medal Recipients


  • 2013 MSgt. Tommy Childers, Jr., USAF
  • 2012 Col. David Reynolds, P.E., USAF
  • 2011 Col. Nicholas L. Desport, RA, LEED Green Associate, USAF
  • 2010 Col. Judith D. Bittick, USAF
  • 2009 Col. Brian D. Yolitz, P.E., USAF
  • 2008 Col. Terry Watkins, USAF
  • 2007 Col. John L. Eunice III, USAF
  • 2006 Col. James S. Brackett, P.E., USAF
  • 2005 Col. Gus G. Elliott, Jr., P.E., USAF
  • 2004 Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, USAF
  • 2003 Col. Brian L. Miller, Ph.D., USAF
  • 2002 Col. James T. Ryburn, USAF
  • 2001 Lt. Col. Thomas D. Quasney, USAF
  • 2000 Col. David W. DeFoliart, USAF
  • 1999 Col. Emmitt G. Smith, USAF
  • 1998 Col. (Brig. Gen. Select) David M. Cannan, USAF
  • 1997 Col. J. Carlton Tickel, USAF
  • 1996 Col. Donald E. Murphy, USAF
  • 1995 Col. H. Dean Bartel, USAF
  • 1994 Col. Earnest O. Robbins II, USAF
  • 1993 Col. Todd I. Stewart, USAF
  • 1992 Col. Harry R. McDaniel, USAF
  • 1991 Col. Alfred E. Beauchemin, USAF
  • 1990 Col. K.H. Rothenberg, USAF
  • 1989 Col. Eugene A. Lupia, USAF
  • 1988 Lt. Col. Gregory S. Griffin, USAF
  • 1987 Col. Michael A. McAuliffe, USAF
  • 1986 Col. John S. Donovan, USAF
  • 1985 Col. Ray D. Schwartz, USAF
  • 1984 Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Aheam, USAF
  • 1983 Col. Roy M. Goodwin, USAF
  • 1982 Brig. Gen. Sheldon J. Lustig, USAF
  • 1981 Brig. Gen. Paul T. Hartung, USAF
  • 1980 Col. George E. Ellis, USAF
  • 1979 Col. M. Gary Alkire, USAF
  • 1978 Col. John P. Thomas, USAF
  • 1977 Col. Elo Mussetto, USAF
  • 1976 Lt. Col. William R. Sims, USAF
  • 1975 Col. Charles W. Lamb, USAF
  • 1974 Maj. Arthur Y. Kishiyama, USAF
  • 1973 Col. Luis R. Dominguez, USAF
  • 1972 Col. Warren E. Campbell, USAF
  • 1971 Brig. Gen. Archie S. Mayes, USAF
  • 1970 Capt. James L. Baushke, USAF
  • 1969 Col. James B. Porter, USAF
  • 1968 Maj. James R Hagen, USAF
  • 1967 Col. John B. Rose, USAF
  • 1966 Col. James R Conti, USAF
  • 1965 Col. William T. Meredith, USAF
  • 1964 Col. Frank P. White, USAF
  • 1963 Maj. Niels H. Lund, USAF
  • 1962 Col. Paul Stephens, USAF
  • 1961 Col. Henry J. Stehling, USAF
  • 1960 Brig. Gen. William E. Leonhard, USAF
  • 1959 Col. Clarence A. Eckert, USAF
  • 1958 Col. Harold K. Kelley, USAF
  • 1957 Col. Edward C. Gill, USAF
  • 1956 Col. Edwin M. Eads, USAF
  • 1955 William T. Smith
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