Academy of Fellows

SAME Academy of Fellows Criteria

To be a Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), nominees must be shown to have provided dedicated and outstanding service to both SAME and to the engineering and related professions.

  1. Tenure

Ten (10) active years of membership and current membership are minimum requirements.

  • Provide the number of years of active membership in SAME. [NOTE: Just a number will suffice.]
  • Explain any gaps in membership.
  1. Society Leadership Positions

List elected and appointed leadership positions and dates held at National, Regional and Post levels. [NOTE: Just a list will suffice. Activities undertaken and results achieved in the listed positions are to be addressed under Criteria 3, Outstanding Service to SAME.]

  1. Outstanding Service to SAME

Noteworthy contributions reaching the level of “outstanding service” to SAME should include specific efforts and the results from those efforts.

  • For each elected and appointed SAME leadership position listed in Criteria 2, cite the achievements accomplished while in the position and the benefit(s) to the Post or Region.
  • Cite SAME activities that demonstrate dedicated and outstanding service, such as:
    • mentoring and/or enhancing students’ and Young Members’ involvement with SAME;
    • increasing SAME membership;
    • leading training and education achievements;
    • conducting presentations at SAME meetings and conferences;
    • building relationships between the private sector and government;
    • involvement in joint engineering operations, emergency preparedness and response in furtherance of national defense and homeland security;
    • forming or participating in partnerships and alliances with other professional societies and related associations;
    • supporting community outreach; and
    • efforts toward the achievement of other goals and objectives set forth in the SAME Strategic Plan.
  • Explain what further efforts the nominee expects to make or is expected to make on behalf of SAME should the nominee be selected as a Fellow.

[NOTE: The SAME Strategic Plan, available on the SAME website at www.same.org/strategicplan, sets forth goals and objectives for the society as a whole. Individuals contribute to those goals and objectives. Nominees’ efforts toward achieving those goals and objectives are considered most pertinent in establishing outstanding service to SAME. The sub-bullets above are intended to incorporate some of the SAME Strategic Plan’s goals and objectives, and as many as possible of the above sub-bullets should be addressed. This is not an inclusive list, and other efforts in furtherance of society goals and objectives are most pertinent as well and must be addressed.]


  1. Career Leadership Positions

 

List leadership positions and dates held throughout the nominee’s engineering or related profession career. [NOTE: Just a list will suffice. Activities and results achieved in the listed positions are to be addressed under Criteria 5, Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession.]

  1. Outstanding Service to the Engineering Profession

 

Noteworthy contributions reaching the level of “outstanding service” to the engineering profession should include specific efforts and the results achieved from those efforts.

  • For each leadership position listed in Criteria 4, cite the achievements accomplished while in the position and the benefit(s) that followed.
  • Cite contributions and activities of the nominee’s engineering or related profession that demonstrate “outstanding service” to the engineering profession, such as:
    • developing and implementing innovative approaches in managing significant engineering projects;
    • mentoring young engineers;
    • mentoring and inspiring students to become engineers;
    • preparing proposals for significant engineering and related studies and projects;
    • participation in community outreach to promote the public’s understanding of the contributions of the engineering profession to the quality of life;
    • research, development and technology transfer of engineering and related technology;
    • teaching engineering and related subjects to advance the engineering professional and participation on professional committees and groups;
    • writing of professional articles for publication; and
    • any other efforts that advance the engineering profession.

[NOTE: As many as possible of the sub-bullets above should be addressed. Many other activities can advance the engineering profession and should be addressed as well.]

  1. Awards and Honors

List professional, SAME and community service awards or honors received by the nominee.

  • Provide the name and description of the award.
  • State what it was the nominee did to be selected to receive the award or honor.

altSince 1996, the SAME Academy of Fellows has honored two outstanding Americans for contributions to the engineering profession and national security by presenting each of them with a "Golden Eagle Award." The award, like SAME itself, has a rich heritage.

 


2014 Golden Eagle Awards Dinner
March 26, 2014
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Bethesda, Md.

Past Golden Eagle Award Winners

Each year, the SAME Academy of Fellows honors two outstanding Americans: a SAME Fellow for outstanding contributions to the engineering profession; and a prominent leader for significant contributions to national security. Past awardees include:

SAME Fellows Honored for Contributions to the Engineering Profession

  • Col. James L. Lammie, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) - 2013
  • Brig. Gen. Ralph V. Locurcio, P.E., F. SAME, U.S. Army (Ret.) - 2012
  • Rear Adm. Benjamin F. Montoya, USN (Ret.) - 2011
  • William A. Brown Sr., P.E., HAIA, F.SAME - 2010
  • Rear Adm Jack Buffington, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.) - 2009
  • Maj. Gen. Joseph A. "Bud" Ahearn, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.) - 2008
  • Col. F.H.“Bud” Griffis, Ph.D., P.E.,NAC, USA (Ret.) - 2007
  • MG Charles E. Williams, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – 2006
  • Rear Adm. David J. Nash, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.) – 2005
  • Brig. Gen Gerald E. Galloway Jr., Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – 2004
  • Lt. Gen. Henry J. Hatch, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – 2003
  • Charles H. Thorton, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME – 2003
  • Brig. Gen. Forrest T. Gay III, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – 2002
  • Frank H. Walk, D.E., P.E., F.SAME – 2001
  • Michael Haratunian, P.E., F.SAME – 2000
  • E. Manning Seltzer, F.SAME – 1999
  • Lt. Gen. John W. Morris, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – 1998
  • Seymour S. Greenfield, P.E., F.SAME – 1997
  • Maj. Gen. Clifton D. Wright Jr., P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.) – 1996

Prominent Leaders Honored for Contributions to National Security

  • Lt. Gen. Daniel W. Christman, USA (Ret.) - 2013
  • Gen. David H. Petraeus, Ph.D., USA (Ret.) - 2012
  • Adm. Thad W. Allen, USCG (Ret.) - 2011
  • Honorable Eric K. Shinseki - 2010
  • Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, USA (Ret.) - 2009
  • Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS - 2008
  • Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, USA (Ret.) - 2007
  • Adm. James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.) – 2006
  • Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) – 2005
  • Gen. Henry Hugh Shelton, USA (Ret.) – 2004
  • Stephen E. Ambrose – 2002
  • Honorable David Hobson – 2001
  • Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, USAF – 2000
  • Senator Robert J. Dole – 1999
  • Honorable W.G. Hefner – 1998
  • Honorable Richard B. Cheney – 1997
  • Norman R. Augustine – 1996

History of the Golden Eagle Award

In 1782 the bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of our new nation because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, as well as the belief that the bald eagle could be found only on the North American continent.

One legend says that another reason the bald eagle was chosen as the U.S. national emblem was that, during an early morning battle of the American Revolution, the noise of the struggle awoke sleeping eagles on the heights, who flew from their nests and circled above the heads of the fighting men. As they flew above, they bellowed raucous cries, causing the patriots to exclaim, "They are shrieking for freedom!"

President John F. Kennedy once wrote of this majestic bird, "The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the eagle as the emblem of the nation. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolize the strength and freedom of America."

For these reasons and more, the SAME Academy of Fellows named its annual honor after this majestic symbol of American dedication and spirit to a greater good. The award was sculpted as a crystal eagle in flight above a solid wooden base, further symbolizing the strength and character of the individuals being honored.

The 2009 AOF Inductees

Nominations for the SAME Academy of Fellows are being accepted through Sept. 4. See below for details.

Since 1972, The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has bestowed the designation of Fellow on SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME and to military engineering. In 1995, this group of distinguished individuals was organized into the Academy of Fellows to bring all Fellows together to further SAME's missions and goals. As such, the Fellows Pledge details the role Fellows should play. Today, there are more than 700 Fellows in the SAME Academy of Fellows.

Mentoring

An important part of the SAME Academy of Fellows' mission is to mentor young members as they develop into the workforce of the future. To ensure that the mentoring experience is a positive one for both the Fellow and your mentee, the Academy has prepared a new guide - The Mentoring Scorecard [PDF]. In addition, a Mentoring Continuum [PDF] is available that illustrates SAME Career Development Track.

Academy of Fellows Members

Academy of Fellows Events

Each year, The Academy of Fellows sponsors three major events:

  • The Golden Eagle Awards Dinner, held each spring in Washington, D.C. This dinner honors two individuals: one an SAME Fellow, for contributions to the engineering profession; and the other a non-member, for contributions to national security.
  • The AOF Investiture Ceremony, inducting new Fellows into The Academy. The ceremony is held just prior to the Golden Eagle Awards Dinner.
  • The AOF Luncheon, welcoming new Fellows into the Academy and allowing for networking among new and present Fellows.

Nominations to the SAME Academy of Fellows

Nominations for Fellows must be submitted no later than September 4 at 12:00 pm EST each year. The nominations are reviewed by the Academy's Nominations Committee, and recommendations are submitted to SAME's Executive Committee. The Committee then submits a final list of nominees to the SAME Board of Direction for approval at the annual spring Board Meeting.

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Executive Committee of the Academy of Fellows

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Past Chairs of the Academy

1995-1996 BG Gerald C. Brown, P.E., F.SAME, USA, Ret.
1996-1997 Maj. Gen. Joseph A. (Bud) Ahearn, P.E., F.SAME, USAF, Ret.
1997-1998 Maj Gen. James E. McCarthy, F.SAME, USAF, Ret.
1998-1999 MG Patrick J. Kelly, P.E., F.SAME, USA, Ret.
1999-2000 RADM David E. Bottorff, P.E., F.SAME, CEC, USN (Ret.)
2000-2001 Maj. Gen. Clifton D. Wright, P.E., F.SAME, USAF, Ret.
2001-2002 BG Ralph V. Locurcio, P.E., F.SAME, USA, Ret.
2002-2003 Mr. Roger J. Wozny, P.E., F.SAME
2003-2005 Mr. Anthony F. Leketa, P.E., F.SAME
2005-2007 Ms. Linda M. McKnight, F.SAME
2007-2009 RADM Bob Williams, F.SAME
2009-2011 RADM Gary A. Engle, P.E., DBIA, F.SAME, USN (Ret.)
2011-2012 Mr. Paul A. Parker, F.SAME

 

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