Awards & Recognition Programs

THE SAME ROTC Award of Merit is a bronze medal with bronze key replica, It was authorized in 1948 to be awarded annually to outstanding junior and senior engineering students in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States armed forces.

A central military service board in each case selects the outstanding students for the awards from nominations submitted by the Professors of Military Science and Technology, Professors of Naval Science, and Professors of Aerospace Studies. A student winning the senior award who had won the junior award is presented a bronze oak leaf cluster in lieu of another medal.

Eligibility: Students must be a junior or senior engineering student actively enrolled in an ABET accredited school and in ROTC. Five-year students must be in their fourth or fifth year.
Criteria: Nominees/Awardees must be in the top 25% of their engineering class and in the top 25% of their ROTC class. A maximum of 20 medals per service may be given.

Deadlines and Processing:
U.S. Army: Nomination memorandum containing the full name of cadet, address of the school, and date of presentation must be submitted to respective Brigade Commander (Bde Cdr) by January 15 of each year. Bde Cdr will make recommendation and forward packets to HQ Cadet Command for review and consideration. A list of winners will be submitted to SAME for processing no later than February 1 of each year. SAME forwards the award elements to the respective Battalion Commander (Bn Cdr) along with the name of the nearest SAME post president and regional vice president within 30 days of the receipt of the awards list. [Please refer to Army Regulation CCR-672-5-1, pages 26-27 for details.]

U.S. Air Force:
Region commanders select the region winners and submit to AFROTC/DOSP no later than March 1 of each year. AFROTC/DOSP will review and consolidate the selections and submit the list of winners to SAME. SAME forwards the award elements to the recipients’ detachments along with the name of the nearest SAME post president and regional vice president within 30 days of the receipt of the awards list. [Please refer to Air Force ROTC Instruction 36-2020, Section 4.2, pages 18-19, for details.]

U.S. Navy:
Nominations will be forwarded by PNS’ to OD4 by 01 March. Student must be recommended jointly by the PNS and the dean of engineering as the “Outstanding Engineering Student of the Year of Their Group” in the NROTC unit. Maximum number of nomination per school year is one last year and one next-to-last year student. OD will forward all nominations to the Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (CODE 09M1). Final selections are made and the names and units are forwarded to Brigadier General Walter O. Bachus, USN (Ret.), for approval. Units are notified directly from Brigadier General Bachus’ office. [Please refer to Naval Regulation NROTCUUCBINST 1533.6, pages 5-6, for details.]

Submission Dates:
Service Due to Service   Due to SAME *
Army: Jan. 15 to Bde Cdr   Feb. 1
Air Force: March 1 to AFROTC/DOSP   March 30
Navy: March 1 to OD4   March 30

* Services must submit their award requests to SAME, ATTN: Administrative Assistant, 607 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314. Please be sure all requests include full name of recipient, school and date of presentation (if possible). SAME will process awards as noted in the regulations and send them out within 30 days of receipt of the completed materials.

The David M. Fraser Award for Engineering Excellence and Leadership is named for a Class of 2004 graduate of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. While a cadet, David Fraser excelled as a student, leader and athlete.  A civil engineering major, he designed and built a pedestrian bridge near the West Point Youth Activities Center as his senior project.




fraser-bridge Dave-Fraser-with-Big-Saw
Fraser was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers in May 2004 and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He was killed in action while deployed in Iraq.

First presented in 2011, the David M. Fraser plaque is awarded each year at the Engineer Dinner sponsored by SAME and the Army Engineer Association. Awardees are entitled to a SAME Career Membership as long as they remain in uniform – active, guard or reserves. A stipend to attend a future SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) – reimbursement up to $1,250.00 for registration fee, airfare and hotel is also provided.


Eligibility Criteria

  • USMA First Class Cadet who has Branched Engineers and will be receiving a degree in one of the following disciplines:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering Management (Various ABET tracks)
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Systems Engineering
  • A minimum 3.0 CQPA (Cumulative Quality Point Average - Academic, Military and Physical)

Selection Criteria


  • An informal leader and role model in the graduating class.
  • Has taken part in engineer related activities, including, but not limited to:
    • Sapper school
    • Engineering-related AIAD
    • SAME Student Chapter leader, organizer, member
    • Community service tied to engineering effort

Selection Process

  1. The Engineer Branch Representative sends a note to all cadets who branched Engineers listing the above award guidelines and soliciting nominations.
  2. The nomination would include a short synopsis of how the nominee meets the award guidelines.
  3. A faculty committee (C&ME, SE, CHEM, PANE, EECS and GENE Representatives) reviews the nominations and establishes the list of nominees who meet the eligibility criteria.
  4. The Engineer Branch Representative sends the list of eligible contenders to all cadets who have branched Engineers requesting their vote for the top two candidates.
  5. The award recipient is selected based on cadet voting. If a tie occurs, the faculty committee would break the tie. Only one award will be made.

Past David M. Fraser Award Recipients

  • 2013 Cadet Ryan S. Leets
  • 2012 Cadet Douglass Brance Waggoman
  • 2011 Cadet Erin Anthony, Civil Engineering

 



 

The SAME Sustainability Award recognizes outstanding efforts to meet the goals of the Executive Order 13514 (E.O. 13514). The awards will be presented in two categories. 1) Towards Net Zero; and 2) Education and Outreach.

President Barack Obama signed E.O. 13514 on On Oct. 5, 2009, which focuses on federal leadership in environmental, energy, and economic performance. The Executive Order sets sustainability goals for federal agencies, requiring them to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target within 90 days; increase energy efficiency; reduce fleet petroleum consumption; conserve water; reduce waste; support sustainable communities; and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies.

The SAME Sustainability Award was presented for the first time at the 2012 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo. Nominations can be made by a Post for individuals, teams or units recognizing their efforts in one of two award categories: Towards Net Zero; and Education and Outreach. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations the Posts can submit.

Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Click here to submit nominations for the Sustainability Awards.

 


SAME Sustainability Award: Towards Net Zero

The SAME Sustainability Award: Towards Net Zero will recognize efforts to reduce energy use, water use and/or waste production in support of goals set by E.O. 13514. Projects may be existing buildings, infrastructure or post-wide efforts in one or more of the target areas.  Awards will recognize efforts that are measurable and have at least 12 months of data to support claims of energy, water, and/or waste reduction. Submittals should detail innovative systems and operations that contributed to ability of technologies and/or practices to achieve the reported impact reductions.  Any building that is submitted must have had metering installed on electrical supply and water supply, at a minimum.  Teams are encouraged to enter buildings into EnergyStar Benchmarking Tool and share Energy Usage Intensity (EUI) for the building.

      Reduction Target Summary from E.O. 13514 and the Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding:

  • Water -

    a) Potable water use in buildings: 2% per year from 2007 baseline for aggregate 26% reduction by 2020 over benchmark of Energy Policy Act of 1992.

    b) Potable water use for landscaping or other site uses: 2% per year from 2010 baseline for an aggregate reduction of 20% by 2020

  • Energy - 30% energy cost budget reduction over ASHRAE 90.1-2004 for new construction and 20% for major renovations.

  • Waste Reduction - 50% waste diversion by 2013

     Awards will be judged using the following weighted criteria:

  • Project demonstrated measureable reductions in energy, water and/or materials use (50%)

  • Project award described innovative practices and/or technologies utilized to achieve the reported impact reductions. (20%)

  • Project demonstrated that gains in building performance are fully integrated into on-going procedures and operations (20%)

  • Project supplied EnergyStar and EUI information as required if project is a building; OR if project is an infrastructure or post-wide project, other criteria such as a waste management contract or water management contract to demonstrate ongoing reporting of specific report impact reductions.  (10%)


SAME Sustainability Award: Education and Outreach

The SAME Sustainability Award: Education and Outreach will recognize outreach and education efforts that are directed to contracting officers, facilities, public works personnel, user groups and/or occupants that promote an understanding of E.O. 13514  as well as explain the technologies and best management practices necessary to attain the goals.

The implementation of E.O. 13514 and other far reaching goals like Triple Net Zero installations (zero water footprint, zero waste production, and zero energy) at the post level requires a concerted effort to educate personnel about the initiatives and how they can be achieved.

Submittals may address behaviors over the previous 12 months that resulted in demonstrable, sustainable improvements in energy and water use and waste reduction.  Community outreach in the form of training programs, publicity programs, greening efforts and procurement efforts that emphasize sustainability goals are especially sought.  Submittals should explain how these efforts fit into an overall strategy that includes succession planning. Submittals should describe program elements and implementation strategies and demonstrate how the programs are having positive results. Recognition will be given to submittals that can show demonstrable results that have at least 12 months of data supporting the reported outcomes of the education and outreach efforts, address how education and outreach programs will support ongoing and future sustainability goals in alignment with E.O. 13514.

      Reduction Target Summary from E.O. 13514 and the Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding:

  • Water -

    a) Potable water use in buildings: 2% per year from 2007 baseline for aggregate 26% reduction by 2020 over benchmark of Energy Policy Act of 1992.

    b) Potable water use for landscaping or other site uses: 2% per year from 2010 baseline for an aggregate reduction of 20% by 2020

  • Energy - 30% energy cost budget reduction over ASHRAE 90.1-2004 for new construction and 20% for major renovations.

  • Waste Reduction - 50% waste diversion by 2013

Examples of sustainability practices from the E.O. 13514 include: reduced landfill use; stormwater management and landscaping practices; use of biobased materials and green procurement; and pollution prevention and waste reduction.

      Awards will be judged on the following weighted criteria:

  • Award submittals describe engagement processes and behaviors that illustrate alignment with and support of EO 13514 goals (60%)

  • Programs provide tangible results supporting impact reductions that are aligned with or exceed targets of EO 13514 (20%)

  • Programs demonstrate succession planning for ongoing and future impact reductions (20%)

Click here to submit nominations for the Sustainability Award.


 

Past Sustainability Award Recipients

Sustainability Award - Net Zero
2013 Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany
2012 U.S. Air Force Academy, 10th Civil Engineer Squadron
2011 Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works

Honorable Mention:

2013 Stell Environmental Enterprises

Sustainability Award - Education & Outreach
2013 Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works
2012 Air Force Space Command, Energy Team
2011 U.S. Army Medical Command

Honorable Mention:

2013 MEDCOM

SAME Online Nomination Process for National Awards:

Thank you for nominating an SAME Member for consideration for a national award! Before getting started, please review the instructions below to make sure that your nomination meets all the criteria for consideration.

Nominations for the SAME Awards will be due to SAME HQ on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Five Easy Steps for Nominations:
  1. Review the award criteria to make sure the nominee qualifies. Remember: though they may not qualify for one, they may qualify for another!
  2. Prepare the narrative for the nomination. Click here to download a sample narrative. [PDF]
    1. Select the appropriate template below.
    2. Compose your narrative and save.
  3. Prepare a citation of 250 words or fewer. This citation may be used in the Honors Program if the nominee is selected to receive the award. Click here to download a sample citation. [PDF]
  4. Complete the appropriate nomination form from the list below.
  5. Upload narrative, citation and any other required supplemental info and submit form electronically, by clicking on the name of the award below.
Online Nomination Forms:
The following Award nominations MUST be submitted using our online nomination process.

NOTE: Sustaining Member Company awards have separate awards processes. Please click on the award name to be redirected to the appropriate award nomination and submittal information. Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award; Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award (Medium Company); and J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award (Large Company)

Narrative Templates for online submittals
You may use the forms below as a starting point for your narrative submission to ensure your nomination addresses all of the criteria. All documents below open in a new window, and are in MS Word format. After completion, you may convert to PDF before submission.

 

Eligibility: Any member of SAME, Student Chapter, Sustaining Member Company, or Public Agency or group as stated in the criteria.

Nomination Criteria: Certificates of Achievement will be awarded annually to individuals and organizations contributing to the success of Student Chapters or mentoring programs of The Society based on the following criteria:
  • Actively participate in a SAME student chapter or SAME student mentoring program.
  • Plan and conduct professional development activities associated with architecture, engineering, construction, environment and related disciplines under the auspices of SAME.
  • Participate in community service activities.
Nomination Process: Nominations for this award must be made by a Faculty Advisors and Members of a SAME local Post associated with a college or university. 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 March 15th.

Click here to review nominations instructions

Cumming_PlaqueThe Cumming Plaque is named in honor of former Surgeon General Dr. Hugh S. Cumming, U.S. Public Health Service

Presented for outstanding contributions in public health engineering and science. The plaque was first awarded in 2000.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution in public health engineering and science.

Eligibility: OPDIV organizations of the U.S. Public Health Service.



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Past Cumming Plaque Recipients

  • 2012
    Barrow and Nome, Alaska Replacement Hospitals Unique Tribal/Federal Partnerships Indian Health Service
  • 2011
    National Park Service Office of Public Health Field Services Branch
  • 2010
    Sanitation Facilities Construction Program
  • 2009
    HydroCoil Embolization System Working Group
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • 2008
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch
  • 2007
    Engineer Officers in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparation and Response
  • 2006
    USPHS Officers on EPA Assignments Serving in the U.S. Pacific Territories
  • 2005
    Rural Utility Cooperative Demonstration Project, Alaska National Tribal Health Consortium
  • 2004
    Readiness and Response Group - Engineers and Environmental Health Officers, Office of Force Readiness and Deployment
  • 2003
    Office of Public Health National Park Service
  • 2002
    Indian Health Service Sanitation Facilities, Construction Program Headquarters, Rockville, MD
  • 2001
    The World Trade Center and Anthrax Response Team, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2000
    The Dover Township Water Distribution System Modeling Team, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, in collaberation with the Georgia Institute of Technology Civil Engineering Department and the US Environmental Protection Agency

 

Hollis_MedalThe Hollis Medal is named for Rear Adm. Mark D. Hollis, U.S. Public Health Service. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to military engineering by a U.S. Public Health Service officer. This medal was first awarded 2000.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development.

Eligibility: A U.S. Public Health Service officer level O4 or above whether active, inactive or retired. Also a USPHS civilian employee, active or retired, of equivalent grade.


Click here to review nominations instructions


Past Hollis Medal Recipients


  • 2013 Lt. Cdr. Weson Kenney
  • 2012 Lt. Cdr. Michael Termont, P.E., USPHS
  • 2011 Lt. Cdr. Shad M. Schoppert, P.E., USPHS
  • 2010 Lt. Cdr. Samuel Russell, P.E.
  • 2009 Lt. Cdr. Kris Neset, USPHS
  • 2008 Lt. Cdr. John David Mazorra, P.E., USPHS
  • 2007 Lt. Cdr. Norman T. Hepner, P.E., USPHS
  • 2006 Cdr. David W. Ausdemore, P.E., CIH, USPHS
  • 2005 Cdr. Bradley K. Harris, P.E., USPHS
  • 2004 Cmdr. Anthony T. Zimmer, Ph.D., P.E., C.I.H., USPHS
  • 2003 Capt. Gregory Stevens, USPHS
  • 2002 Lt. Cmdr. Nathan C. Tatum, P.E., USPHS
  • 2001 Cmdr. Michael S. Coene, USPHS
  • 2000 Capt. Rao Y. Surampalli, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, USPHS
  • 2000 Capt. Sven E. Rodenbeck, Sc.D., P.E., DEE, USPHS

green_medalThe Green Medal is named in honor of Rear Adm. Richard Stedman Green, U.S. Public Health Service. The medal is presented for Outstanding contribution to public health engineering and science by a U.S. Public Health Service officer. This medal was first awarded in 2000.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution in public health engineering and science.

Eligibility:


  • U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) officer O3 or below;
  • Active, inactive, or retired USPHS officer, or;
  • USPHS civilian employee, active or retired, of equivalent grade.    

Click here to submit nomination


Past Green Medal Recipients

  • 2013 Lt. Maxwell Goggin-Kehm, E.I.T, USPHS
  • 2012 Lt. Brandon Beckman, P.E., USPHS
  • 2011 Lt. Travis J. Sorum, E.I.T., USPHS
  • 2010 Lt. j.g. Marcus Felter, EIT, USPHS
  • 2009 Lt. j.g. Bradley Sherer, USPHS
  • 2008 Lt. Kurt J. Kestleloot, P.E., USPHS
  • 2007 Lt. Benjamin R. Chadwick, USPHS
  • 2006 Lt. Jennifer L. Caporoso, USPHS
  • 2005 Lt. Steven K. Sauer, USPHS
  • 2004 Lt. Jennifer A. Proctor, P.E., USPHS
  • 2003 Lt. j.g. Allen F. Bollinger, F.E., USPHS
  • 2002 Lt. j.g. Eric R. Lindman, Engineer-in-Training, USPHS
  • 2001 Lt. Mathew J. Martinson, USPHS
  • 2000 Lt. David W. Ausdemore, P.E., USPHS

Cowart_PlaqueThe Cowart Award is named in honor of Vice. Adm. Kenneth C. Cowart, U.S. Coast Guard. The Award is presented for outstanding contribution to the U.S. Coast Guard civil engineering and shore facility management programs. This plaque was first awarded for 1968.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution to the U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering program.

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering and a Facilities Engineering organization.



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Past Cowart Plaque Recipients

  • 2013 Civil Engineering Unit Providence Providence, R.I.
    Base Elizabeth City Facility Engineering Department, Elizabeth City, N.C.
  • 2012 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering Unit Providence Providence, R.I.
    Facilities Engineering: Base Elizabeth City Facility Engineering Department Elizabeth City, N.C.
  • 2011 Civil Engineering: Training Center Cape May, Cape May, N.J.
    Facilities Engineering: Facility Design & Construction Center Norolk, VA.
  • 2010 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering unit Miami, Miami, Fla.
    Facilities Engineering: Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md.
  • 2009 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering Unit Juneau, Alaska
    Facilities Engineering: Base Support Unit Portsmouth, VA.
  • 2008 Civil Engineering: Facilities Design and Construction Center, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
    Facilities Engineering: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
  • 2007 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) Oakland, CA
    Facilities Engineering: Integrated Support Command (ISC) Kodiak, AK
  • 2006 Civil Engineering: USCG CE Unit Cleveland, OH
    Facilities Engineering: Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD
  • 2005
  • 2004 Civil Enginering: USCG CE Unit Cleveland, OH
    Facilities Engineering: Intergrated Support
    Command, Kodiak, AK
  • 2003 USCG CE Unit, Providence (for Civil Engineering) and Support Center, Elizabeth City Falilities Engineering Dept. (for Facilities Engineering)
  • 2002 CE Association, Facilities Engr. Org., ISS Portsmouth, CEU, Miami
  • 2001 USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center, Pacific (for Civil Engineering) and Air Station Borinquen (for Facilities Engineering)
  • 2000 USCG Facilities Management Dept. and CE Unit, Providence
  • 1996 CE Unit, Oakland
  • 1995 USCG Facilities Design and Const. Ctr. (Pacific)
  • 1994 CE Unit, Cleveland
  • 1993 CG Unit, Providence
  • 1992 USCG Facilities Design and Canst. Ctr. (Atlantic)
  • 1991 USCG Facilities Design and Const. Ctr. (Pacific)
  • 1990 CE Unit, Cleveland
  • 1989 USCG Shore Maintenance Detach., Honolulu, HI
  • 1988 USCG Shore Maintenance Detach., Miami, FL
  • 1987 USCG Facilities Design & Const. Ctr., Pacific
  • 1986 CE Branch, 14th CG District, Honolulu, HI
  • 1985 CE Branch, 7th CG District, Maimi, FL
  • 1984 CE Branch, 9th CG District, Cleveland, OH
  • 1983 CE Branch, 8th CG District, New Orleans, LA
  • 1982 USCG Training Ctr., Cape May
  • 1981 CE Branch, lst CG District
  • 1980 CE Branch, 13th CG District
  • 1979 CE Branch, 5th CG District
  • 1978 CE Branch, Ist CG District
  • 1977 CE Branch, 8th CG District
  • 1976 Engr. Div., CG Activities, Europe
  • 1975 GE Branch, 5th CG District
  • 1974 CE Branch, 7th CG District
  • 1973 CE Branch, 17th CG District
  • 1972 Physical Plant Div., CG Academy, New London, CT
  • 1971 CE Branch, 8th CG District
  • 1970 CE Branch, l2th CG District
  • 1969 CE Branch, 1lth CG District
  • 1968 CE Branch, 3rd CG District

Sargent_MedalThe Sargent Medal is named in honor of Vice Adm. Thomas R. Sargent, III, U.S. Coast Guard. The medal is presented in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering or Facilities Engineering. The medal was first awarded in 1980.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution to Coast Guard Civil Engineering or Facilities Engineering.

Eligibility: Active duty Coast Guard Warrant Officer, Chief Petty Officer, or Petty Officer; or a civilian employee of equivalent grade.


Click here to review nominations instructions


Past Sargent Medal Recipients


  • 2013 Mr. Angel Matos
  • 2012 Daniel F. Meyers
  • 2011 Chief Warrant Officer Jason Briggs, USCG
  • 2010 Chief Warrant Officer Sean Cox, USCG
  • 2009 Wayne Barnes
  • 2008 CWO James A. McClain
  • 2007 CWO Jay Menze
  • 2006 CWO3 Scott Vorhees
  • 2005 CWO2 John Holtzinger
  • 2004 CWO Stanley F. Wilczynski
  • 2003 CWO Daniel L. Reynolds
  • 2002 CWO Ronald R. Holzinger
  • 2001 CWO Charles Shaffer
  • 2000 CWO4 Harvey Moore
  • 1999 CWO Azel Grasty
  • 1998 Janice McAroy
  • 1997 Gerald S. Ryan
  • 1996 CWO Richard Griewank
  • 1995 CWO Wayne Truax
  • 1994 CWO2 John P. Baker
  • 1993 CWO Tommy Mount
  • 1992 CWO2 Chris Johnson
  • 1991 Nicholas Yaworski
  • 1990 CWO Jon E Runaas
  • 1989 CWO Robert W. Harley
  • 1988 Daniel "Gene" Cunningham
  • 1987 CWO4 Steve Jackson
  • 1986 CWO2 Paul D. Dangreau
  • 1985 CWO2 Daniel Sathre
  • 1984 Harold Spraggins
  • 1983 CWO2 Douglas M. Carroll
  • 1982 CWO3 Roger Lewis
  • 1981 MKCS Charles R. Shepherd
  • 1980 CWO3 Earle J. Madden

ORENThe Oren Medal is named in honor of Rear Adm. John B. Oren, U.S. Coast Guard.

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a civilian or military member of the U.S. Coast Guard. This medal was first presented in 1968.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development.

Eligibility: Regular or reserve U.S. Coast Guard officer in an active, inactive, or retired status; or a U.S. Coast Guard civilian employee, or retiree, of equivalent grade.


Click here to review nominations instructions

  • 2013 LCDR. John-David Lentine, P.E.
  • 2012 Lt. John C. Adams, USCG
  • 2011 Cdr. Jason Beatty, USCG
  • 2010 Lt. Laura Smolinski, USCG
  • 2009 Tony van Winden
  • 2008 Lt. Cdr. Andrew Brown, USCG
  • 2007 Col. Douglas R. Sundstrom, P.E., CFM, USMC (Ret.)
  • 2006 Capt. Dale E. Walker, USCG (Ret.)
  • 2005
  • 2004 Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin L. Davis, USCG
  • 2003 David M. Hammond
  • 2003 Lt. Cmdr. James J. Dempsey, USCG
  • 2002 Lt. Michael J. Ennis, USCG
  • 2001 Lt. T. Wade Gesele, USCG
  • 2001 Debra Chinn, P.E.
  • 2000 Lt. Jon Hickey, P.E., USCG
  • 1999 Lt. John P. Slaughter, USCG
  • 1998 Cmdr. Brian S. White, USCG
  • 1997 Lt. Cmdr. Andrew P. Kimos, USCG
  • 1996 Alfred A. Jacobs
  • 1995 Lt. Cmdr. Patrick W. Barnes, USCG
  • 1994 Cmdr. John C. Miller, USCG
  • 1993 Linda Lefkovitz
  • 1992 Lt. Cmdr. Daniel R. May, USCG
  • 1991 Cmdr. Richard A. Koehler, USCG
  • 1990 Frank Madison
  • 1989 Lt. Christopher D. Mills, USCG
  • 1988 Cmdr. John Malmrose, USCG
  • 1987 Cmdr. Richard E. Cox, USCG
  • 1986 Lt. Thomas H. Briggs, USCG
  • 1985 Bob D. Lamm
  • 1984 Lt. Cmdr. James M. Seagraves, USCG
  • 1983 Lt. Cmdr. James M. Sherman, USCG
  • 1982 David Lebofsky
  • 1981 Lt. Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee, USCG
  • 1980 Cmdr. Harry Tiffany, USCG
  • 1979 Martin J. Boivin
  • 1978 Dr. Robert G. Boggs
  • 1977 Raquel McAllister
  • 1976 Hisashi Imanaka
  • 1975 Cmdr. John R. Wells, Jr., USCG
  • 1974 Cmdr. Walter E. Peterson, USCG
  • 1973 Robert G. Stafford
  • 1972 Byron J. Clark
  • 1971 Lt. Cmdr. K.L. Reichelt, USCG
  • 1970 Gerald B. O'Hara
  • 1969 Jonah Muck (posthumous)
  • 1968 Glen E. Logan

Curtin_PlaqueCurtin Plaque is a plaque named in honor of Maj. Gen. Robert H. Curtin, U.S. Air Force.

Presented for the most outstanding unit during the calendar year. This plaque was first awarded for 1966.

Criteria: Most outstanding unit in three categories: small, large and Air Reserve Component. Review Air Force Instruction 36-2817 for detailed criteria and nomination procedures.

Eligibility: Unit of the United States Air Force Civil Engineer, Air Force Major Air Command, or other Air Force Civil Engineering activity.

Click here to submit nomination

Past Curtin Plaque Recipients

2013
145th  Civil Engineer Squadron
49th Civil Engineer Squadron
27th SOCES

2012
49th Civil Engineer Squadron Holloman AFB, N.M.
27 SOCES Cannon AFB, N.M.
145 Civil Engineer Squadron Charlotte Douglas Air National Guard Base, N.C.
2011
115th Civil Engineer Squadron
52nd Civil engineer Squadron
355th Civil Engineering Squadron
2010
482nd Civil engineering Squadron
4th Civil Engineering Squadron
23rd Civil Engineering Squadron
2009
554th RED HORSE Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (Small Unit)
60th Civil Engineering Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (Large Unit)
134th Civil Engineering Squadron, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn. (Air Reserve Component)
2008
100th Civil Engineer Squadron, United Kingdom (Small Unit)
18th Civil Engineer Group, Japan (Large Unit)
108th Civil Engineer Squadron, N.J. (Air Reserve Component)
2007
21st CES (Small Unit)
4th CES (Large Unit)
126th CES (ANG) (Air Reserve Component)
2006
100 CES, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom (USAFE) (Small Unit)
3 CES, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (Large Unit)
118 CES, Nashville, Tenn. (ANG) (Air Reserve Component)
2005
35th CES, Misawa Air Force Base (Large Unit)
314th CES, Little Rock Air Force Bse (Small Unit)
2004
18th CES, Kadena Air Force Base (Large Unit)
341st CES, Malmstrom Air Force Base (Small Unit)
2003
52nd CES, Spangdalhlem Air Force Base (Large Unit)
27th CES, Cannon Air Force Base (Small Unit)
2002
86th CEC, (Large Unit)
43rd CES, (Small Unit)
2001
437th CES, (Large Unit)
31st CEC, (Small Unit)
2000
52nd CES, (Large Unit)
92nd CES, (Small Unit)
1999
49th CES, (Large Unit)
56th CES, (Small Unit)
1998
86th CES, (Large Unit)
92nd CES, (Small Unit)
1997
52nd CES (Large Unit)
4th CES (Small Unit)
1996
10th CES Grp. ,(Large Unit)
31st CES, (Small Unit)
1995
12th CES, (Large Unit)
437th CES, (Small Unit)
1994
2Oth CES (ACC), Shaw AFB, SC (Large Unit)
14th CES, Columbus AFB, MS (Small Unit)
1993
432nd CES, Misawa AB, Japan (Large Unit)
17th CES, Goodfellow AFB, TX (Small Unit)
1992
355th CES (ACC), DavisMonthan AFB, AZ (Large Unit)
96th CES, Dyess AFB, TX (ACC) (Small Unit)
1991
351st CES(SAC), Whiteman AFB, MO (Large Unit)
27th CES (TAC), Cannon AFB, NM (Small Unit)
1990
90th CES, F.E. Watren AFB, WY (Large Unit)
5099th CE Operations Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK (Small Unit)
1989
2852nd CES, McClellan AFB, CA (Large Unit)
27th CES, Cannon AFB, NM (Small Unit)
1988
36th CES, Bitburg AB, Germany (Large Unit)
1010th CES, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, CO (Small Unit)
1987
325th CES (TAC), Tyndall AFB, FL (Large Unit)
347th CES (TAC), Moody AFB, GA (Small Unit)
1986 6510th CES, Edwards AFB, CA
1985 18th Cbt. Spt. Gp. (PACAF), Kadena Air Base, Japan
1984 432nd CES (PACAF), Misawa Air Base, Japan
1982 42nd CES, Loring AFB, ME 1983 2849th CES, Hill AFB, UT
1981 436th CES Dover AFB, DE
1980 56th CES, MacDill AFB, FL
1979 100th CES, Beale AFB, CA
1978 52nd CES, 52nd Cbt. Spt. Grp., Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
1977 475th CES, Yokota AFB, Japan
1976 341st CES, Malmstrom AFB, MT
1975 67th Cbt. Spt. Grp., 6767th CES, Bergstrom AFB, TX
1974 90th CES, Warren AFB, WY
1973 317th CES (TAC), Pope AFB, NC
1972 Civil Engineering Shool, AF Institute of Technology, Air University, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
1971 3202nd CES (AFSC), Eglin AFB , FL
1970 27th CES (TAC), Cannon AFB, NM
1969 4756th CES, Tyndall AFB, FL
1967 96th CES, Dyess AFB, TX 1968 355th CES, Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
1966 4510th CES, Luke AFB, AZ


 

GoddardThe Goddard Medal is named in honor of Maj. Gen. Guy H. Goddard, U.S. Air Force.

Presented for outstanding contributions to military engineering, including military troop construction, base maintenance, and contingency engineering. The medal was first awarded in 1973.

Criteria: Outstanding contributions to military engineering, including military troop construction, base maintenance, and contingency engineering. Review Air Force Instruction 36-2817 for detailed criteria and nomination procedures.

Eligibility: One Goddard Medal will be awarded to each of the following:


  • an enlisted member of the United States Air Force active component;
  • an enlisted member of the Air Force Reserve;
  • an enlisted member of the Air National Guard.

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Past SAME Goddard Medal recipients


  • 2013
    Active Duty:Master Sgt. Tommy Childers, Jr., USAF
  • 2012
    Active Duty: Senior Master Sgt. Gary R. Szekely, USAF
    Reserves: Senior Master Sgt. Gary W. Smith, USAF
  • 2011
    Active Duty: Senior Master Sgt. Joel A. Jones, USAF, 86th Civil engineer Squadron/CEM, Ramstein AB, Germany, U.S. Air Forces-Europe
    Reserves: Chief Master Sgt. Michael L. Bowden Jr., USAFR, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron/CEOH Grissom ARB, Ind., Air Force Reserve Command
  • 2010
    Active Duty: SMSgt Gary L. Souder, USAF, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron Yokota Air Base, Japan
    Reserves: MSgt Adam M. Cronk, USAF, 624th Civil Engineering Squadron Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
  • 2009
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Ignatius M. Sanchez
    Anderson Air Force Base, Guam
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt.Christopher V. Thai
    Langley Air Force Base, Va.
  • 2008
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Dunn, USAF
    407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Mark S. Stoler, USAF
  • 2007*
    Active Duty: M.E. Yancey
    Reserve: J.F. Gabriel
    National Guard: A.R. Quintana
  • 2006
    Active Duty: Senior Master Sgt. Stephen W. Batherson,
    99 CES/CEOP, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)
    Reserve:     Master Sgt. Grady C. Raynor Jr.,
    916 CES/CEMB
  • 2005
    Active Duty:     Master Sgt. Mark D. Barlett,
    25 CES/CEOP
    Reserve:     Command Master Sgt. Bobby G. Moore,
    HQAF Reserve Command
    National Guard:     
    Senior Master Sgt. Mark E. Robertson,
    179 CES
  • 2004
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Jerry D. Burns, 27 CES/CEOP
    Reserve: Master Sgt. Judy L. Whibee, HQAF Reserve Command/CEXO
    National Guard: No 2004 Awardee
  • 2003
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Stanley R. Gilmore
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Lawrence C. Jones
    National Guard: Senior Master Sgt. Ronald W. Woodard
  • 2002
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Allen E. Jedlicki
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Larry P. Lomax
    National Guard: Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth C. Wolf
  • 2001
    Active Duty: Senior Master Sgt. Roger L. Austin, 31st CES
    Reserve: Master Sgt. David S. Nickel, 916th CES
  • 2000
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Anthony J. Michels, 56th CES Operations Flight
    Reserve: Master Sgt. Jeffrey T. Jarvis, 202nd Red Horse Squadron
    National Guard: Master Sgt. Douglas J. Gilbert, 916th CES Operations Flight
  • 1999
    Active Duty: Staff Sgt. George A. Waring, III
    Reserve: Tech. Sgt. Naomi L. Gabriel
    National Guard: Master Sgt. John M. Findorak
  • 1998
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. James D. Stillwell
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. Laurie C. Stensland
    National Guard: Tech. Sgt. William J. Pullar
  • 1997
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Jon. D. Saiers
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Johnnie D. Bolen
    National Guard: Master Sgt. Dwight D. Barber
  • 1996
    Active Duty: Master Sgt. Robert M. Dorriety
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Joseph E. Andrews
    National Guard: Tech Sgt. Scott D. Terry
  • 1995 Senior Master Sgt. Martin B. Tabor
  • 1994 Senior Master Sgt. David A. Ambelang
  • 1993 Senior Master Sgt. Keith D. Ogles
  • 1992 Master Sgt. John L. Harris
  • 1991 Senior Master Sgt. Joseph H. Lounder
  • 1990 Senior Master Sgt. Toby Moore, Jr.
  • 1989 Senior Master Sgt. Ronald J. Libey
  • 1988 Senior Master Sgt. Wayne M. Benson
  • 1987 Senior Master Sgt. Willie J. Carter
  • 1986 Senior Master Sgt. Richard P. Driscoll
  • 1985 Senior Master Sgt. James R. Keefe
  • 1984 Senior Master Sgt. James T. Merek
  • 1983 Senior Master Sgt. Bob G. Buckles
  • 1982 Chief Master Sgt. Woodrow F. Giddens
  • 1981 Senior Master Sgt. Dennis James McAvoy
  • 1980 Senior Master Sgt. Arthur J. Hanrahan
  • 1979 Master Sgt. Aaron T. Durr
  • 1978 Master Sgt. Joseph A. Workman
  • 1977 Master Sgt. Winston T.Parrish
  • 1976 Senior Master Sgt. Larry J. Frick
  • 1975 Senior Master Sgt. John R. Reed
  • 1974 Tech. Sgt. David L. Crump
  • 1973 Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth L.Frazier, Jr.

*Further information on these candidates is unavailable. If you have information regarding these awardees, please contact SAME HQ.

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

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by an officer of the U.S. Marine Corps. The award development was a joint effort between SAME and the U.S. Marine Corps Engineering Assoc. and was first awarded in 2009.

Eligibility: Members of the U.S. Marine Corps, regular, reserve, who serve as engineering officers.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development. MCEA will convene a panel each year to select one officer from among five award categories from the MCEA Awards Program

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Past USMC Engineer Officer Award Recipients are:

  • 2013 Capt. Lars Rockholm, USMC
  • 2012 1st Lt. Stafford A. Buchanan, USMC
  • 2011 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Anthony Reiter, USMC
  • 2010 Capt. Todd A. Peterson, USMC
  • 2009 Capt. Colter J. Bahlau
  • 2008 1st Lt. George A. Saenz, USMC

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a senior non commissioned officer of the U.S. Marine Corps. The award development was a joint effort between SAME and the U.S. Marine Corps Engineering Assoc. and was first awarded in 2009.

Eligibility: Members of the U.S. Marine Corps, regular, reserve, who are senior NCOs serving in engineering.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development. MCEA will convene a panel each year to select one staff NCO from four award categories from the MCEA Awards Program

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Past USMC Senior NCO Award Recipients are:

  • 2013 Staff Sgt. Charles E. Dishman
  • 2012 Gunnery Sgt. Archie G. Bridges Jr., USMC
  • 2011 Gunnery Sgt. Jerry G. Morris, USMC
  • 2010 Gunnery Sgt. Eric J. Gonzalez, USMC
  • 2009 Staff Sgt. Stephen H. Kuester, USMC
  • 2008 Staff Sgt. John R. King, USMC

Peltier_PlaquePeltier Plaque is named in honor of Rear Adm. Eugene J. Peltier, CEC, U.S. Navy.

Presented to most outstanding Units of the U.S. Navy. The plaque was first awarded in 1960.

Eligibility: Naval Mobile Construction Battalions.

Criteria: Most outstanding.

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Past Peltier Plaque Recipients


  • 2013 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11
  • 2012 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN Gulfport, Miss.
  • 2011 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40
  • 2010 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4
  • 2009 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5
  • 2008 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5
  • 2007 Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3
  • 2006 NMCB 133, Gulfport, Miss.
  • 2005
  • 2004 NMCB 1, commanded by Cmdr. Louis V. Cariello
  • 2003 NMCB 74, commanded by Cmdr. Clifford M. Maurer
  • 2002 NMCB 133, commanded by Cmdr. Douglas G. Morton
  • 2001 NMCB 1, commanded by Cmdr. Michael L. Blount
  • 2000 NMCB 5, commanded by Cmdr. Mark A. Handley
  • 1999 NMCB 74, commanded by Cmdr. Francis P. Castaldo
  • 1998 NMCB 133, commanded by Cmdr. Paul Bosco
  • 1997 NMCB 1, commanded by Cmdr. Wayne G. Shear
  • 1996 NMCB 133, commanded by Cmdr. Gary A. Engle
  • 1995 NMCB 40, commanded by Cmdr. Micheal K. Loose
  • 1994 NMCB 74, commanded by Cmdr. Ronald W. Hertig, Jr.
  • 1993 NMCB 5, commanded by Cmdr. Robert L. Phillips
  • 1992 NMCB 133, commanded by Douglas F. Elznic
  • 1990 NMCB 4, commanded by Cmdr. James T. Corbett
  • 1989 NMCB 7, commanded by Cmdr. James T. Corbett
  • 1988 NMCB 133, commanded by Cmdr. Harold B. St. Peter
  • 1987 NMCB 3, commanded by Cmdr. Frank P. DeGeorge III
  • 1986 NMCB 40, commanded by Cmdr. Alec T. Pringle
  • 1985 NMCB 4, commanded by Cmdr. James W. Owens, II
  • 1984 NMCB 133, commanded by Cmdr. Andrew A. Kannegieser
  • 1983 NMCB 133, commanded by Cmdr.. Andrew A. Kannegieser
  • 1982 NMCB 133, commanded by Capt. Dorwin C. Black
  • 1981 NMCB 1, commanded by Cmdr. Jack E. Buffington
  • 1980 NMCB 133, commanded by Capt. Herbert H. Lewis, Jr.
  • 1979 NMCB 62, commanded by Capt. Julian M. F Kau
  • 1978 NMCB 74, commanded by Cmdrs. Arthur W. Fort and Donald L. McCorvey, Jr.
  • 1977 MCB 62, commanded by Cmdr. Charles E. Legley, III
  • 1976 NMCB 3, commanded by Cmdrs. James E. McNeill and John A. Westcott
  • 1975 NMCB 4, commanded by Cmdr.Malcolm J. Macdonald
  • 1974 NMCB 71, commanded by Lt. Cmdrs. William H. Kay, Jr., and Gerard A. Zimmermann
  • 1973 NMCB 10, commanded by Cmdr. John M. Weis
  • 1972 NMCB 1, commanded by Cmdr. Philip Oliver, Jr.
  • 1971 NMCB 4, commanded by Cmdrs. Roy D. Gaulden and J.A. Ruscyk
  • 1970 NMCB 62, commanded by Cmdrs. John Paul Jones, Jr., and Frank M. Newcomb
  • 1969 NMCB 62, commanded by Cmdrs. William J. Richeson and John Paul Jones, Jr.
  • 1968 NMCB 5, commanded by Cmdrs. Edward J. Williams, Jr. and Robert B. Wilson
  • 1967 NMCB 10, commanded by Cmdrs. Thomas C. Williams and Delmar A. Bartley
  • 1966 NMCB 1, commanded by Cmdrs. Richard T. Hardy and Paul R. Gates
  • 1965 NMCB 9, commanded by Cmdr. R.E. Anderson
  • 1964 NMCB 9, commanded by Cmdr. A.C. Perkins
  • 1963 MCB7, commanded successively by Cmdrs. A.M. LaLonde and C.C. Heid
  • 1962 MCB1, commanded successively by Cmdrs, C.M. Howe and R.H. Miller
  • 1961 NMCB 7, commanded by Cmdr. E.E. Gibbons
  • 1960 Mobile Construction Battalion 9, commanded by Cmdr. Ferdinand W. Arnold

Shields_medalThe Shields Medal is named in honor of Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields, U.S. Navy.

Presented for outstanding contributions to facility construction and/or maintenance by demonstrated technical and leadership ability. The medal was first awarded for 1974.

Criteria: Outstanding contributions to facility construction and/or maintenance by demonstrated technical and leadership ability.

Eligibility: Active duty enlisted member of the U.S. Navy in Occupational Field 13 rating.


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Past Shields Medal Recipients


  • 2013 SW1 Coogan Kennedy, USN
  • 2012 Construction Mechanic1st Class Simon R. Fesquez, NMCB 5
  • 2011 Builder 1st Class (SCW) Reno R. Perryman, USN
  • 2010 Utilitiesman 1st Class Kevin K. Swanson, USN
  • 2009 Utilitiesman 1st Class (SCW) William H. Allen, USN
  • 2008 Utilitiesman 1st Class Jesse C. Scherer, USN
  • 2007 Builder 1st Class (SCW) Courtland T. Sawyer
  • 2006 Builder 1st Class (SCW) Jonathan D. Eisfelder
  • 2005 Builder 1st Class (SCW/FMF) Jerry Johnson
  • 2004 Utilitiesman 1st Class Sean C. Stewart
  • 2003 Utilitiesman 1st Class William E. Yobs
  • 2002 Petty Officer Nicholas E. Christilaw
  • 2001 Steel Worker 1st Class Edward Perry
  • 2000 Equipment Operator 1st Class Terry R. Cape
  • 1999 Equipment Operator 1st Class Timothy E. Scott
  • 1998 Builder 1st Class Eric W. Hass
  • 1997 Petty Officer James L. Trocke
  • 1996 SW1 Martin A. Andrews
  • 1995 Steelworker 1st Class Robert L. Bryant
  • 1994 SWl Richard P. Glover
  • 1993 EOl Kelly J. Ryan
  • 1992 Equip. Oper. 1st Class Stephen A. Hayes
  • 1991 SWl Larry L. Greenwood
  • 1990 SWl Mark T. Giardina
  • 1989 Utilitiesman 1st Class Lew A. Burkholder, III
  • 1988 SW1 William M. Toth
  • 1987 CE1 Joye Smith
  • 1986 Steelworker 1st Class George M. Havash
  • 1985 BU1 Rickie D. Deems
  • 1984 CM1 Daniel J. Brunger
  • 1983 BU1 Theodore T. Posuniak
  • 1982 Claude V. VanGurp
  • 1981 Jack Benny Feagins
  • 1980 Urilitiesman 1st Class Robert E. Zulick
  • 1979 Equip. Oper. 2nd Class Joel Lee Turnham
  • 1978 UT1 Charles J. Hoffpauir, Jr.
  • 1977 Const. Electrician Ist Class Harold D. Pape
  • 1976 Chief Utilitiesman David M. Quintero
  • 1975 Builder Chief Richard W. Brown
  • 1974 Senior Chief Donald L. Mortison
  • 1973 Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth L. Welch

MOREELThe SAME Moreell Medal is named in honor of Adm. Ben Moreell, CEC, USN. Adm. Morreell was President of SAME in 1941 and was promoted to Admiral in 1946. He is the only CEC officer ever promoted to 4-Star rank.

This medal is presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a civilian or military member of the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. This medal was first awarded in 1955.

Criteria: Most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in planning, design, construction, public works, administration, research, or development.

Eligibility: Members of the Civil Engineer Corps of the Navy - regular, reserve, or civilian, on active or inactive duty or retired.


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Past Moreell Medal Recipients


  • 2013 LCDR. Dean E. Allen
  • 2012 Lt. Cdr. Ryan P. Carey, CEC, USN, NMCB 11
  • 2011 Lt. Cdr. Joseph D. Harder III, P.E., CEC, USN
  • 2010 Lt. Cdr. Daniel C. Cook, CEC, USN
  • 2009 LCDR E. James Brown, USN
  • 2008 Cdr. Glenn A. Shephard, CEC, USN
  • 2007 LCDR Russell C. Rang, USN
  • 2006 CDR Mark Geronime, USN
  • 2005 Lt. Cmdr. Scot T. Sanders, P.E., CEC, USN
  • 2004 Lt. Cmdr. Christopher M. Kurgan, USN
  • 2003 Cmdr. Joseph A. Campbell, CEC, P.E., USN
  • 2002 Lt. Cmdr. Joel L. Baldwin, CEC, USN
  • 2001 Ralph Torres, P.E.
  • 2000 Jai L. Jeffrey, P.E.
  • 1999 Glenn H. Higuchi
  • 1998 Cmdr. Paul M. Kuzio, USN
  • 1997 Lt. Cmdr. John W. Korka, USN
  • 1996 Lt. Cmdr. Douglas G. Morton, USN
  • 1996 Lt. Cmdr. Clifford M. Maurer, USN
  • 1995 Lt. Cmdr. Steven M. Wirsching, USN
  • 1994 Cmdr. Michael E. Schaefer, USN
  • 1993 Capt. James S. Spore, III, USN
  • 1992 Lt. Cmdr. R.R. Aucremanne, USN
  • 1991 Capt. Kenneth A. Chacey, USN
  • 1990 Cmdr. W. L. Rudich, USN
  • 1989 Cmdr. Michael D. Moore, USN
  • 1988 Lt. Cmdr. David D. Pruett, USN
  • 1987 Gary Y. Yamagata
  • 1986 Robert E. Hammond
  • 1985 Rear Adm. Thomas S. Maddock, USN
  • 1984 Capt. William J. O'Donnell, USN
  • 1983 Cmdr. George W. Holland, USN
  • 1982 Milon Essoglou
  • 1981 Lt. Cmdr. Harrison B. Whittaker, II, USN
  • 1980 Capt. Eric R. Wilson, Jr., USN
  • 1979 Lt. Cmdr. George W. Yankoupe, USN
  • 1978 Lt. Cmdr. William F. Burke, III, USN
  • 1977 Lt. Cmdr. Ole L. Olsen, USN
  • 1976 Cmdr. Lawrence K. Donovan, USN
  • 1975 Cmdr. Tracy C. Tucker, USN
  • 1974 Cmdr. Gordon Winker, USN
  • 1973 Cmdr. Jack B. Moger, USN
  • 1972 Cmdr. Malcolm J. Macdonald, USN
  • 1971 Rear Adm. George Reider, USN
  • 1970 Glenn W. Zimmer
  • 1969 Capt. Blake W. Van Leer, USN
  • 1968 Cmdr. Malcolm T. Mooney, USN
  • 1967 Lt. George E. Fowler, III, USN
  • 1966 Lt. Cmdr. George J. Bednar, USN
  • 1965 Cmdr. Richard E. Anderson, USN
  • 1964 Capt. N.M. Martinsen, USN
  • 1963 Cmdr. Custer E Krickenberger, USN
  • 1962 Capt. Paul E. Seufer, USN
  • 1961 Lt. Cmdr.. Raymond Loomis, USN
  • 1960 Vice Adm. W. Orrne Hiltabidle, USN
  • 1959 Cmdr. John G. Dillon, USN
  • 1958 Lt. Cmdr.. Donald G. lselin, USN
  • 1957 Cmdr. Richard A. Laughlin, USN
  • 1956 Lt. (jg} Richard A. Bowers, USN
  • 1955 Capt. John J. Albers, USN

Itschner_Plaque

The Itschner Plaque, first awarded by SAME in 1960, is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Emerson C. Itschner, USA. The plaque was presented to the most outstanding U.S. Army engineering company during a year.

In 1974, the competition for the Itschner Award was broadened to include the Army National Guard and the Army reserve.

Criteria: Most outstanding U.S. Army engineering company during the year.

Eligibility: One plaque is awared each year to an outstanding engineering company from each the following:

  • United States Army (Active);
  • Army Reserve; and
  • Army National Guard.

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Past Itschner Plaque Recipients:

2013

  • Active Army: 42nd Clearance Company 54th Engineer Battalion 18th Engineer Brigade
  • National Guard: 188th Engineer Company (verticle), 231st Brigade Support Battalion, HQ, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, North Dakota
  • Army Reserves: 428th Engineer Detachment, 368th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Londenderry, New Hampshire

2012

  • Active Army: 42nd Clearance Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade Bamberg, Germany 2012
  • National Guard: 188th Engineer Company (vertical), 231st Brigade Support Battalion, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade North Dakota National Guard 2012
  • Army Reserves: 428th Engineer Detachment, 368th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Londonderry, New Hampshire 2012

2011

  • Active: 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • National Guard: 623rd Engineer Comopany, Nebraska National Guard, Wahoo, Neb.
  • Reserve: 428th Engineer Company, 379th Engineer Battalion, 372nd Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

2010     

  • Active: A Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division
  • National Guard: 957 Engineer Company, North Dakota
  • Reserve: 328th Engineer Company

2009     

  • Active: Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion
  • National Guard: Headquarters 220th Engineer Company Missouri National Guard
  • Reserve: 321st Engineer Detachment (Survey & Design) 844th Engineer Battalion

2008    

  • Active: 66th Engineer Company (Infrantry)
  • National Guard: Charlie Company, 201 Engineer Battalion
  • Reserve: 955th Engineering Company, 489th Engineer Battalion

2007

  • Active: 66th Engineer Company
  • National Guard: 133rd Engineering Company, Laramie, Wyoming
  • Reserve: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

2006

  • Active: 618th Engineer Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps


2005   

  • Active: Company E, Task Force 4-64 Armor, 4th Brig. (Combat)
  • National Guard: Company A, 224th Engr. Bn.
  • Reserve: HSC, 844th Engr. Bn. (Combat Heavy)

2004

  • Active: A Company, 20th Engr. Bn.
  • National Guard: HQ Support Company, 203rd Engr. Bn (Combat Heavy)
  • Reserve: 854th Engr. Bn.

2003

  • Active: Co. A, 11th Engr. Bn (Combat)
  • National Guard: Co. C, 1457th Engr. Bn (Combat)
  • Reserve: Co. A, 244th Engr. Bn (Combat Heavy)

2002

  • Active: Co. C, 9th Engr. Bn (CBT)
  • National Guard: Co. A, 1088th Engr.Bn.
  • Reserve: 463rd Engr. Co. Bn (Heavy)

2001

  • Active: Co. B, 94th Engr. Bn. (Heavy)
  • National Guard: 842d Engr. Co. (Combat Support Equipment)
  • Reserve: HSC, 244th Engr. Bn. (Combat)

2000

  • Active: Co. A, 82nd Engr. Bn.
  • National Guard: Co. B, 142nd Engr. Bn.
  • Reserve: Co. C, 489th Engr. Bn.

1999

  • Active: Co. A, 94th Engr. Combat Bn. (Heavy)
  • National Guard: Co. C, 203rd Engr. Bn.
  • Reserve: Co. B, 961st Engr. Combat Bn. (Heavy)

1998

  • Active: Co. A, 14th Engr. Combat Bn. (C)
  • National Guard: Co. B, 1088 Engr. Bn.
  • Reserve: Co. C, 489th Engr. Bn.

1997

  • Active: Co. A, 16th Engr. Bn., 1st Armd. Div.
  • National Guard: Hqtrs. & Hqtrs. Co., 109th Engr Grp.
  • Reserve: 431st Engr. Co. (Pipeline)

1996

  • Active: 502nd Engr. Co., 130dl Engr. Bde.
  • National Guard: Company B, 69th Engr. Bn.
  • Reserve: 412th Engr. Cmd.

1995

  • Active: 618th Engr. Co. (Light Equip.), 307dl Bn. (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Div.
  • National Guard: 854th Engr. Co. (Medium Girder Bridge), 109th Engr. Bn.
  • Reserve: Co. B, 389th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy)

1994

  • Active: Co. B, 536th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Kevin P. Meeham
  • National Guard: Co. B, 769th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), commanded by 1st Lt. Nathan P. Vercher
  • Reserve: Co. B, 389th Engr. Gp., 88th Army Reserve Command, commanded by Capt. Gary D. Cross

1993

  • Active: Co. A, 65th Engr. Bn., 25th Infantry Div. (Light), commanded by Capt. Timothy Touchette
  • National Guard: Co. A, 769th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Alonzo R. Luce
  • Reserve: HHQ, 412th Engr. Co., commanded by Maj. David L Weeks

1992

  • Active: Co. C, 65th Engr. Bn., 25th Infantry Div. (Light), Shofield Barracks, HI, commanded by Capt. Richard Barrowman
  • National Guard: Co. B, 769th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heayy),commanded by Capt. Luke Hall
  • Reserve: Co. A, 391st Engr. Bn. (Combat)(Corps), commanded by Capt. Henry Chandler

1991

  • Active: Co. A, 23rd Engr. Bn., Engr. Bde., 1st Armored Div., commanded by Capt. Billy G. Tollison
  • National Guard: Co. D, 122nd Engr. Bn., commanded by Capt. Thomas W. Stribling
  • Reserve: Co. A, 391st Engr. Bn., commanded by Capt. Harold L. Brady

1990

  • Active: 70dl Engr. Co. (Topo.), 29th Engr. Bn. (Topo.), 45th Spt. Gp., Ft. Shafter, HI, commanded by Capt. Joseph J. Piek
  • National Guard: Company B, 52th lEngr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), commanded by 1st Lt. Robert C. Kyger
  • Reserve: Co. D, 854th Engr. Bn., HQ 1st Army, Ft. Meade, MD, commanded by Capt. Neal J. Skow

1989

  • Active: Co. C, 9th Engr. Bn., 7th Engr. Bde., U.S. Army Europe, commanded by Capt. James 0. Dulling
  • National Guard: Co. D, 153rd Engr. Bn. (Cbt.), 109th Engr. Gp., South Dakota Army National Guard, commanded by Capt. Ralph J. Borkowski
  • Reserve: Co. D, 844th Engr.Bn., (Combat) (Heavy), 412th Engr. Cmd., TN, commanded by Capt. Billy L. Ridley

1988

  • Active: Co. A, 65th Engr. Bn., commanded by Capt. Randall R. Russo
  • National Guard: 200th Engr. Co., commanded by Capt. John H. Foley
  • Reserve: Co. C, 391st Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Corps), commanded by Capt. Michael J. Silva

1987

  • Active: Co. D, 44th Engr. Combat Bn. (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Bobby N. Rakes, Jr. Army; HHC, 577th Engr. Bn., commanded by Capt. Richard L. Gingras
  • National Guard: Co. B, 141st Engr. Combat Bn.,commanded by Capt. Dale Adarns
  • Reserve: HHC, 412th Engr. Cmd., commanded by Maj. Robert R. Bottin, Jr.

1986

  • Active: Co. B, 249th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), 18th Engr. Bde., commanded by Capt. Peter L. Weiland and Capt. Dirk Nelson
  • National Guard: 116th Engr. Co. (CSE), commanded by Capt. John W. Penrod
  • Reserve: 13th Engr. Bn., commanded by Capt. Christopher Burton

1985

  • Active: Co. B, 17th Engr. Bn., commanded by Capt. David B. Snodgrass
  • National Guard: Co. C, 1249th Engr. Bn. (Combat), commanded by Capt. Stephen C. Truesdell
  • Reserve: Co. B, 458th Engr. Bn. (Combat), commanded by Capt. Samuel W. Haag

1984

  • Active: Co. B, 249th Engr. Cbt. Bn. (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Kevin W. Trehey
  • National Guard: Co. D, 141st Engr Bn. (Combat), North Dakota Army National Guard, commanded by Capt. Michael E. McNeill
  • Reserve: 4O9th Engr. Co. (Panel Bridge), commanded by Capt. Thomas H. Bonorden

1983

  • Active: Co. C, 249th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Joseph V. Muscarella
  • National Guard: Co. D, 1457th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Corps), Utah Army National Guard, commanded by Capt. Dennis L. Tolman
  • Reserve: Co. D, 411 dl Engr. Cbt. Bn. (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Paul M. Shintaku

1982

  • Active: Co. D, 249th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), 18th Engr. Bde. commanded by Capt. Thomas G. Sydelko
  • National Guard: Co. C, 153rd Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Corps), South Dakota National Guard
  • Reserve: HHC, 458th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Corps)

1981

  • Active: Co. C, 78th Engr. Bn. (Combat), VII Corps, commanded by Capt. David E. Schnabel
  • National Guard: Co. B, 262nd Engr. Bn. (Combat.) (Corps), Maine Army National Guard, commanded by Daniel L. Trembley
  • Reserve: Co. D, 844th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), commanded by Capt. Worley W. Francisco

1980

  • Active: Co. A, 65th Engr. Bn (Combat)., 25th Infantry Div., Schofield Barracks, HI, commanded by Capt. Thorns L. Charlson
  • National Guard: Co. D, 1457th Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Corps), Utah Army National Guard, commanded by Capt. Clark Christensen
  • Reserve: Co. B, 479th Engr. Bn (Combat) (Corps), U.S. Army Reserve, Massena, NY, commanded by Capt. Errol W. McLean

1979

  • Active: 568th Engr. Co. (Combat Spt. Equip.), 559th Engr. Bn., 130th Engr. Bde., V Corps, USAREUR, commanded by Capt. Sheldon L. Jahn
  • National Guard: 269th Engr. Co. (Const. Spt.) Florida Army National Guard, Live Oak, FL, commanded by Capt. James R. Taylor
  • Reserve: Co. D, 467th Engr. Bn., 121st Army Reserve Command, Greenville, MS, commanded by Capt. Jerome C. Haftner

1978

  • Active: Co. A, 12th Engr. Bn. (Combat), 8th Infantry Div., V Corps, USAREUR, commanded by Capt. Wyland E Leadbetter Jr.
  • National Guard: Co. C, 612th Engr. Bn. (Combat), Ohio Army National Guard
  • Reserve: 332nd Engr. Co. (Dump Truck), Kittanning, PA, commanded by Capt. Ernest M. Cooper

1977

  • Active: Co. C, 547th Engr. Bn. (Combat), 130th Engr. Bde., V Corps, USAREUR, commanded by Capt. Richard A. Nance
  • National Guard: 842nd Engr. Co. (Combat Spt.), 109th Engr. Bn., 109th Engr. Gp., South Dakota National Guard
  • Reserve: HH Co., 315th Engr. Gp., 79th ARCOM

1976

  • Active: Co. A, 293rd Engr. Bn. (Combat) (Heavy), 24th Engr. Gp. (Const.), USAREUR, commanded by Capt. Leon J .Lang
  • National Guard: Co. B, 724th Engr. Bn. (Combat), Wisconsin National Guard, commanded by Maj. Jerome J. Berard
  • Reserve: 332nd Engr. Co. (DT), 99th ARCOM, commanded by Capt. Frank T. Prasenicka

1975

  • Active: Co. B, 1Oth Engr. Bn. (Combat), 3rd Infantry Div., commanded by Capt.Albert Kraus
  • National Guard: Hqs. Co. 1457th Engr. Bn. (Combat), Utah National Guard, commanded by Cmdr. R.J.Skillicorn
  • Reserve: Co. D, 463rd Engr. Bn. (Const.), 99th ARCOMI commanded by Capt. John E. Barnes

1974

  • Active: Co. D, 8O2nd Engr. Bn., 2nd Engr. Gp., 8th U.S. Army, commanded by Capt. David E. Spaulding
  • National Guard: Co. D, 1457th Engr. Bn. (Combat), Utah National Guard, commanded by Capt. Quinn D. Cloward
  • Reserve: Co. B, 458th Engr. Bn. (Combat), 99th ARCOM, 1st U.S. Army, commanded by Capt. Glenn L. Campbell

1973

  • 370th Engr. Co. (Const. Spt.), 24th Engr. Gp. (Const.) I U.S. Army, Europe, commanded successively by Capt. Robert Potter and Capt. John W. Braden, Jr.

1972

  • 518th Co. (Combat), 193rd Infantry Bde., Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone, commanded successively by Capt. Philip C. Gee and Capt. Garry V. Cooper

1971

  • Co. A, 326th Engr. Bn., 101st Airborne Div. (Airmobile), commanded by Capt. Charles B. Yonn III, and Capt. John T. Sevier, Vietnam

1970

  • Co C, 8th Engr. Bn. (Airmobile), commanded by Capt. Frederick G. Betteridge and Capt. Donald J. Hejna, Vietnam

1969

  • 87th Engr. Co. 199th Infantry Bde., commanded by Capt. Robert J . Walters and Capt. Mark E Moran, Vietnam
  • Co. C, 39th Engr. Bn. (Combat), 45th Engr. Gp., commanded by Capt. Philip H. lzard, Vietnam


1967

  • 173rd Airborne Engr. Co., commanded by Capt. Glenn H. Lehrer and Capt. Thomas E. Weber, Vietnam

1966

  • Co.A, 39th Engr. Bn. (Cbt.), 45th Engr. Gp. (Const.), commanded by Capt. George P. Johnson, Vietnam

1965

  • Co. A, 326th Engr. Bn., 101st Airborne Div., commanded by Capt. George T. Kimbro, Vietnam

1964

  • 618th Engr. Co. (Light Equip.) (Airborne), 307th Engr. Bn., 82nd Airborne Div., commanded by Ist Lt. Daniel R. Schroeder, Ft. Bragg, NC

1963

  • Co. A, 8th Engr. Bn. (Cbt.), commanded by Capt. J. H. Carnes, Jr., Korea

1962

  • Co. B, 307th Engr. Bn. (Airborne Div.); commanded by Capt. Harry A. Hodges, Ft. Bragg, NC

1961

  • 562nd Engr. Co. (Cbt.), commanded by Capt. Kermit C. Hoeft, U.S. Army, Alaska

1960

  • 100th Engr. Co. (Float Bridge), commanded by Capt. Albert L.Schneider, Ft. Belvoir, VA





 

Sturgis_MedalThe Sturgis Medal is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr., U.S. Army.

Presented for outstanding contributions to military troop construction and/or base maintenance by demonstrated technical and leadership ability. First awarded in 1955.

Eligibility: One to an enlisted member of the Army active component, the Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard in these career fields: combat engineering, construction and utilities, power production, heavy equipment and maintenance, drafting, surveying, printing, special electrical devices instrument repairman, and reproduction repairman.

Nomination Criteria: Accomplishments and contributions to military troop construction and/or base maintenance by demonstrated technical and leadership ability.

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Past Sturgis Medal Recipients

  • 2013
    National Guard: Staff Sgt. Lawrence M. Johnson, ARNG
    Army Reserves: Sgt. Benjamin J. Mercer, USAR
    Active Army: Sgt. 1st Class Timothy M. Barr
  • 2012
    National Guard: Sgt. Jeremy Frank Knudson, USA, 188th Engineer Company (Vertical)
    Army Reserves: Staff Sgt. James P. Bebeau, USA, 806th Engineer Company
    Active Army: Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Stacy, USA, 3rd Platoon, 584th Mobility Augmentation Company
  • 2011
    National Guard: Sgt. Pierre R. Laroussini, ARNG
    Army Reserves: Staff Sgt. Connie Cavanaugh, USAR
    Active Army: Sgt. 1st Class Robert E. McEntire, USA
  • 2010
    Active Army: Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Thomas, USA
    National Guard: Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Stenger, ANG
    Army Reserves: Staff Sgt. Nathan T. Ryckman, USAR
  • 2009
    Active: Sgt. first Class Ricardo Ranger, USA
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. Jason L. Moldan, USA
    National Guard: Sgt. First Class John E. Roberts, USA
  • 2008
    Active: SFC(P) Marcus A. McClain, USA
    Reserve: SSG Jay L. Kochuga, USA
    National Guard: SSG Mark Welker, USA
  • 2007
    Active: Sgt. 1st Class Travis Crow
    Reserve: Sgt. 1st Class Martin G. Durst
    National Guard: Staff Sgt. Rian R. Hofstad
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
    Active: Sgt. Scott Smullen
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. Ryan Patton
  • 2003
    Active: Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Outten
    Reserve: Sgt. 1st Class David J. Varelas
    National Guard: Staff Sgt. David F. Schofield
  • 2002
    Active: Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence W. Spradley
    Reserve: Sgt. 1st Class Bradley J. Schneier
    National Guard: No medal presented
  • 2001
    Active: Sgt. 1st Class Paul L. Davis
    Reserve: Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Peters
    National Guard: Sgt. 1st Class Dale E. Kellhofer
  • 2000
    Active: Staff Sgt. Nathan E. Magee
    Reserve: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Lay
    National Guard: Sgt. Timothy W. Brittain
  • 1999
    Active: Sgt. 1st Class William R. Arthur
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. David M. Chamberlin
    National Guard: Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Vincent Mazouch
  • 1998
    Active: Staff Sgt. Jerry R. Smith
    Reserve: Sgt Ist Class Ronney R. Oliveros
    National Guard: Sgt. Ist Class Kevin J. Keefe
  • 1997
    Active: Staff Sgt. Walter C. Howell
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. Steven W. Rowland
    National Guard: Sgt. Ist Class Harley J. Schwind
  • 1996
    Active: Sgt. Ist Class Todd M. Burnett
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. Marvin D. Curris, II
    National Guard: Sgt. Ist Class Jeffrey A. Berg
  • 1995 Sgt. Ist Class Lamonte T. Redington
  • 1994 Staff Sgt. Jay L. Rutherford
  • 1993 Sgt. Ist Class Troy W. Whitman
  • 1992 Staff Sgt. Brent A. Emerson
  • 1991 Sgt. lst Class Leo Ross
  • 1990 Sgt. Ist Class Curtis E. Lenhart
  • 1989 Sgt. lst Class Wayne Roberts
  • 1988 Staff Sgt. Paul D. Weber
  • 1987 Sgt. Ist Class James R. Herrington
  • 1986 Sgt. lst Class George R. St. Onge
  • 1985 Sgt. Ist Class Dennis J. Ansay
  • 1984 Staff Sgt. James A. Kochara
  • 1983 Sgt. Ist Class Eugene Middleton
  • 1982 Sgt. Ist Class (P) Michael L. McGuiggan
  • 1981 Staff Sgt. Jackie L. Thomas
  • 1980 Staff Sgt. Billy D. Miller
  • 1979 Sgt. Ist Class Harold A. Lockwood
  • 1978 Sgt. Ist Class Lanny R. Hodges
  • 1977 Staff Sgt. Humberto A. McLaren
  • 1976 Staff Sgt. James E. Skellion
  • 1975 Sgt. Douglas R. Carron
  • 1974 Sgt. Ist Class Charles E. Oliver

Wheeler_MedalThe Wheeler Medal is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler, U.S. Army.

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a civilian or military member of the Army. The medal was first awarded in 1955.

Criteria: Outstanding contributions to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development culminating in the year for which nominated.

Eligibility: Military or civilian member of Army, active, inactive or retired.

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Past Wheeler medal Recipients:


  • 2013 Rumanda K. Young, AICP, LEED AP
  • 2012 Kurt J. Kinnevan, P.E.
  • 2011 Patrick M. Coullahan, P.E., PMP, CFM, F.SAME
  • 2010 Curtis A. Heckelman, P.E., PMP
  • 2009 Col. Alvin B. Lee, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • 2008 Brian T. Giacomozzi, P.E., PMP, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Forth Worth District
  • 2007 James M. Thomasson, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Norfolk District
  • 2006 William A. Sorrentino Jr., P.E., PMP
  • 2005 Walter O. Baumy, Jr., P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • 2004 Col. Thomas L. Koning, USA
  • 2003 Brig. Gen. Steven R. Hawkins, USA
  • 2002 Larry N. Lynch, Ph.D
  • 2001 Curt P. Betts, P.E.
  • 2000 Lewis E. Link, Jr., Ph.D.
  • 1999 Raymond S. Rollings, Ph.D
  • 1998 David A. Homer, Ph.D.
  • 1997 Albert J. Bush III, Ph.D.
  • 1996 Peggy S. Grubbs, P.E., PMP
  • 1995 Col. Donald T. Wynn, USA
  • 1994 Richard C. Armstrong
  • 1993 Michael J. Abeln
  • 1992 Col. Terrence C. Salt, USA
  • 1991 Brig. Gen. Ralph V. Locurcio, USA
  • 1990 Col. Donald E. Hazen, USA
  • 1989 Maj. Sam A. Bacharach, USA
  • 1988 Anthony F. Leketa
  • 1987 Donald J. Clement
  • 1986 Col. John I. Coats, USA
  • 1985 Col. Steven G. West, USA
  • 1984 Maj. Stewart H. Bornhoft, USA
  • 1983 John J. Blake
  • 1982 Maj. Gen. John E Wall, Jr., USA
  • 1981 Joe G. Higgs
  • 1980 Maj. Wendell L. Barnes, USA
  • 1979 Col. Cranston R. Rogers, USA
  • 1978 Lt. Col. Richard H. Gates, USA
  • 1977 Benjamin G. DeCooke
  • 1976 William J. Flathau
  • 1975 Capt. Anthony V. Nida, USA
  • 1974 Lloyd A. Duscha
  • 1973 Ronald H. Gelnett
  • 1972 Col. John L. Lillibridg, USA
  • 1971 Maj. Gen. Robert P. Young, USA
  • 1970 Col. Robert 0. Brugge, USA
  • 1969 Lee Stanford Garrett
  • 1968 Eugene Groden
  • 1967 COL KennethT. Sawyer, USA
  • 1966 Maj. Gen. Robert R. Ploger, USA
  • 1965 Capt. Paul L. Miles, Jr., USA
  • 1964 Lt. Col. Robert J. Malley, USA
  • 1963 Joseph J. Koperski
  • 1962 Col. Charles C. Noble, USA
  • 1961 Col. Carter Page, USA
  • 1960 Col. Carlin H. Whitesell, USA
  • 1959 Col. Loren W. Olmstead, USA
  • 1958 Donald E. Eppert
  • 1957 Brig. Gen. William F. Cassidy , USA
  • 1956 Jacque S. Minnotte
  • 1955 Harry N. Lowe, Jr.

 

Presidents_MedalThe SAME President's Medalwas first awarded in 1992.

Eligibility: Any person who was a member of the Society in the President's year in office.

Nomination Criteria: Outstanding leadership and accomplishment in support of the SAME Strategic Plan. Normally, one medal will be given to an RVP, one to a National Committee Chair and one to a member who the President desires to recognize with this high honor.

Nomination Process:There are no member nomination submissions accepted for this medal. The President and Executive Director determine awardees.

Past President's Medal Recipients

  • 2013 Henry Dulaney, P.E.
    Col. Joe D. Manous, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., USA (Ret.)
    Dr. Vida Wright, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2012 Jennifer Fogg, CPF, F.SAME
    Capt. Jay Manik, P.E., F.SAME, USCG (Ret.)
    Lt. Col. Neal Wright, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
  • 2011 Julie Fisher, F.SAME
    Erin Ingersoll, CMP
    Chris Williams
  • 2010 Benjamin Matthews
    Richard "Dick" J. Kochanek, F.SAME
    Ronald Hilton, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2009 Peggy Craig
    Catherine J. Knudsen, F.SAME
    Mike Scarano, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2008 Leveda Parton, F.SAME
    Julie Daniel
    Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth E. Miller, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2007 Jane Penny, P.E., F.SAME
    Gene Hubbard, P.E., CFM, SES
    Lt. Col. John Mullans, P.E., USA (Ret.)
  • 2006 Donna M. Winkauf
    Lt. Col. Michael E. Duffy, P.E., F.SAME, CEC, USN
    Harold I. Rosen, Esq., F.SAME
  • 2005 Rear Adm. Gary A. Engle, P.E., F.SAME, CEC, USN
    William A. Brown Sr., P.E., HAIA, F.SAME
    Col. Jimmy D. BAggett, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
  • 2004 Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA, (Ret.)
    Michael A. Zambrana, F.SAME
    Col. Josuelito "Joe" Worrell, F.SAME, USAF
  • 2003 Col. John P. Selstrom, Jr., F.SAME, USAF, Ret.
    Suzanne M. Burke, AIA, NCARB
    Col. Gordon T Bratz, USA, Ret.
  • 2002 Joseph A. Bocchino, USACE
    Nicholia Kolesnikoff
    Jane Sherman
  • 2001 Dwight A. Beranek, P.E.
    Jerry W. Goff
    Maj. Gen. Pat M. Stevens IV, USA, Ret.
  • 2000 David A. Diestelkamp, P.E.
    Stephen C. Reynolds
    Eileen F. Schulman
  • 1999 Rear Adm. Donald L. Conner, CEC, USN, Ret.
    Maj. John Manley, USAFR
  • 1998 Vice Adm. A. Bruce Beran, USCG, Ret.
    Brig. Gen. Forrest T. Gay III, USA, Ret.
    Col. Edward G. Rapp, USA, Ret.
  • 1997 Capt. Albert J. Gravallese, USNR, Ret.
    Harry P. Rietman
    Maj. Gen. John F. Sobke; USA, Ret.
    John D. Wood
  • 1996 James J. Riskowski
    Robert E. Stevens
  • 1995 Lt. Col. Kenneth J. Haveman, USA, Ret.
    Thomas M. Reinarts
  • 1994 Max O. Urbahn
    Roger J. Wozny, P.E.
  • 1993 Wade H. Cockburn
    Brig. Gen. Walter O. Bachus, USA, Ret.
  • 1992 Edwin P. Geesey
    Manning Seltzer, Esq.
    Col. Ron A. Torgerson, P.E., USAF, Ret.

Toulmin_MedalThe Toulmin Medal was created by Col. H.A. Toulmin, U.S. Army Air Corps, and first awarded in 1932. Two medals may be awarded annually—one to a Regular Member of SAME (including Life, NCO, Fully-Retired or Sustaining Member Representative) and one to a Young Member of SAME—based on quality of the article.

 

Eligibility:
In order for an article to be eligible for consideration for the Toulmin Medal:

All authors of an individual article in The Military Engineer must be a member of SAME prior to publication of the article. In the case of multiple authors of an article, the lead author of the winning article will be awarded the Toulmin Medal.

Nomination Criteria:
The published article must:

  1. Contribute to the knowledge of military engineering or national security; and/or
  2. Publicize and preserve the accomplishments of engineers in their missions throughout the world.

Nomination Process:
No nominations are accepted for this medal. A committee selects based on the articles published in The Military Engineer in the prior year.

Evaluation Criteria:
Articles that are eligible for the Toulmin Award and meet the nomination criteria will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on the overall quality of the article including writing style, and the use of strong examples and real-life scenarios, up-to-date facts, sound approaches to solving problems and, where applicable, concise information that addresses the impact of the method, technology or system to users in the years ahead.

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Past recipients and their articles are:
  • 2013 Col. Douglas P. Wise, P.E., CEM, GBE, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2012 Lt. Col. John Buse, P.E., USAFR; Co-Author: Col. Joel Cross, PMP, USA
  • 2011 Col. Jeffry Knippel, USAF - Two Models, One Mission
  • 2010 Col. Michael Hutchison, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.) Advancing MILCON Transformation
  • 2009 Maj. Frank R. Hughes, P.E., USAF, 65th Civil Engineer Squandron - Military Construction at Bagram Airfield
  • 2008 Christopher Day, P.E. - Master Planning in the AOR
  • 2007 Larry D.Walker, The Louis Berger Group Inc. - Stabilization Reconstruction
    Michael J. Roth, P.E., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Overhead Protection
  • 2006 Maj. Phillip L. Landeros, P.E., ANG - Bridging the Tigris
    Maj. Jared L. Ware, USA - Geospatial Intelligence and Engineers
  • 2005 Keith Kowadio, P.E., LS3P Associates Ltd. - Time-Saving Lean Design
  • 2004 Col. Christopher J. Toomey, P.E., F.SAME, USA - Building in Contingencies and in Combat
    Capt. James S. Duke, E.I.T., USAF - Value-Focused Energy Solutions
  • 2003 Marc S. Caspe, P.E. - Terrorism & Energy Dissipating Systems and Explosion Barriers & Wall Strengthening Systems
    Sgt. Robert Woodward, USA - Spanning More than a River
  • 2002 Linda N. Allen, Ret. Col. Douglas D. Gransberg, P.E., Keith R. Molenaar, Ph.D - Partnering D-B Contracts
    Diana L. Pletz - Recent Graduates: On the Job"
  • 2001 Larry Woscyna - Kissimmee River Restoration
    Lt. Scott Washburn, USCG - Old Light Station Sheds New Light
  • 2000 Dana Finney - Smart Sensors at West Point
    Lt. David J. Palazzetti, USCG - Maine Lights Program: Saving by Divestiture
  • 1999 John E. Peters - New in Naples
    Lt. John P. Slaughter, USCG - Disasters and the Coast Guard
  • 1998 Lt. Cmdr. John W. Korka, Maj. Daniel J. Worth - Seabees in Bosnia
  • 1997 Capt. Mark L. Gillem - Creating Communities Not Compounds
    Maj. Donald F. Archibald, Stephen W. Hughes - Operation Joint Endeavor: Environmental Lessons
  • 1996 Maj. Peter Tabacchi, Dr. Paul F Mlaker, Col. Bruce K. Howard - Restoring Brcko Bridge
    Paul Redding - On-Target Remediation
  • 1995 Dr. Mark E. Zappi - Peroxone 'POPS' Groundwater
    Capt. Micheal Bowen - What's Wrong with Mitigation Banks?'
  • 1994 Capt. Palmer W. Roberts - Normandy; The Naval Story
    Jennifer C. Metts - Environmental Cleanup for Base Closure
  • 1993 Brig. Gen. Ralph V. Locurcio, Col. Frank R. Finch, and Maj. Deborah L. Nykyforchyn - ‘Piercing Winds' Hit Hawaii
    Mary L. Hughes – Aerospace Composites for Civil Engineers
  • 1992 Gordon S. Crighton - Europe's Channel Tunnel
    Capt. John E. Buse - Engineer Warrior Day
  • 1991 Dr. Benjamin W. Remondi - Artificial Constellation: The Global Positioning System
    C. Ernest Edgar, IV - 249th Engineers Storm the Desert
  • 1990 1st Lt. Mark E. Austin - A New Method of Runway Repair
    Rear Adm. (Sel) G. Brian Estes - Trident Base East-Completing the Construction Program
  • 1989 Dr. Jacques S. Gansler - Changes in the Defense Engineering/Business Environment for the 1990's
    Lauren Kaslow - The DASE Co-op Program
  • 1988* Graham Turbiville - Soviet Engineers in Afghanistan
    Capt. Michael J. Kaleda - Building a Home for the B-l
  • 1987 Dr. Alexander G. Tarics - Earthquake: Are We Ready?
  • 1986 Dr. Paul E. Torgersen - The Health of Engineering Education
  • 1985 George B. Korte, Jr. - CADD's Impact on NE Firms
  • 1984 Lt. Col. Andrew M. Perkins - Operation URGENT FURY; An Engineer's View
  • 1983 Dr. Jacques S. Gansler - Industrial Preparedness: National Security in the Nuclear Age
  • 1982 Thomas H. Spencer - The NE's Role in Mobilization
  • 1981 Dr. Hungdah Chiu - A Rapprochement Between the Two Chinas?
  • 1980 James G. Stanley - Energy for Today and Tomorrow
  • 1979 Dr. Leland R. Johnson -19th Century Engineering: The Davis Island Lock and Dam (Parts I & II)
  • 1978 Richard P. Howell - Upgrading the Northeast's Rail Corridor
  • 1977 Harry E. Bovay - Global Resources Outlook
  • 1976 Dr. Leland R. Johnson - Sword, Shovel, and Compass
  • 1975 Brig. Gen. William Whipple,Jr. - Water Supply and Energy Production in the Northeast
  • 1974 Brig. Gen. George A. Lincoln - Energy Security
  • 1973 Dr. Leland R. Johnson - 19th Century Engineering
  • 1972 Maj. Gen. Richard H. Groves - The AGNES Disaster
  • 1971 Maj. William B. Willard, Jr. -The National Environmental Crisis-An Engineer's View
  • 1970 Lt. Cmdr. Robert D.Smart - Man in the Sea: An Ocean Engineering Resource
  • 1969 Walter J. Tudor - Antarctic Wharf In the Ice
  • 1968 Lt. Col. Maurice K. Kurtz, Jr. - Nuclear Excavation Research
  • 1967 Brig. Gen. Harry G. Woodbury, Jr. - Shipway between the Oceans
  • 1966 Lt. James C. Thomas – The Computer Story
  • 1965 Kenneth R. Stunkel - A Chronical of Mapping
  • 1964 Alfred R. Golze - Califomia State Water Project
  • 1963 Col. Richard L Clutterbuck - Military Engineering as a Weapon in the Cold War
  • 1962 Brig. Gen. William R. Woodward - Space Logistics from Earth to Mars
  • 1961 Capt. Charles J. Merdinger - Bridges through the Ages
  • 1960 Lt. Cmdr. J.C. LeDoux – Nuclear Power: Promise and Problems
  • 1959 Capt. Fred E Kravath - Nuclear Development in Continental Europe
  • 1958 Lt. Gen. R.A. Wheeler - Clearing the Suez Canal
  • 1957 Cmdr. Charles J. Merdinger - Canals through the Ages
  • 1956 Prof. Frank R. Barnett - Cracking the Thought Barrier
  • 1955 Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves - Educating America for the Atomic Age
  • 1954 Brig. Gen. John R. Hardin -The Mississippi-Atchafalaya Diversion Problem
  • 1953 Cmdr. Palmer W. Roberts - Cold Weather Engineering
  • 1952 Cmdr. Charles J. Merdinger - Roads through the Ages and Civil Engineering through the Ages
  • 1951 Lt. Col. Robert R. Ellis - The Confederate Corps of Engineers
  • 1950 Lt. Col. David B. Parker - Engineers in Atomic Offense And Defense
  • 1949 Lt. Col. Stanley W. Dziuban - Artificial Flooding in Military Operations
  • 1948 Dr. Roger Shaw - Adam to Atom
  • 1947 Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr. - Engineer Operations in the Leyte Campaign
  • 1946 Maj. Philip G. Krueger - Three Articles on Operation Crossroads
  • 1945 Maj. Gen. Cecil R. Moore - Engineer Supply in the Continental Invasion
  • 1944 Lt. Col. Walter C. Carey - Soil Engineering Practices for Military Engineers
  • 1943 Maj. Gen. Julian L Schley - Policy of Preparedness
  • 1942 Lt. Col. Shelby A. McMillion - Strategic Route to Alaska
  • 1941 Lt. Col. Paul w: Thompson - Engineers in Battle
  • 1940 Capt. Alfred D. Starbird - Strategic Canals
  • 1939 Col. R.T. Ward - Engineers in the First Army Maneuvers at Plattsburg
  • 1938 Maj. G.A. Roush - Strategic & Critical Minerals
  • 1937 Maj. Elbridge Colby – John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough
  • 1936 Maj. B.T. Reynolds – Italy, Ethiopia, and World Affairs
  • 1935 Verne G. Sanders - Survey Map Control for Los Angeles
  • 1934 Col. W. G. Caples - Transportation
  • 1933 Col. Thomas H. Jackson - Leadership and Organization
  • 1932 Col. E.G. Paules - With the Military Mission to Italy
Honorable Mention
  • 2010 Col. Fred Wenger III, PMP, USMC (Ret.)
  • 2009 Mr. Steven Ashton and Lt Col. Christian Knutson, USAF

* Second medal authorized in 1988 for young members.





Public_Agency_AwardApproved by the Board of Direction at the Fall 2003 Board Meeting, the Public Agency Award will commence Jan. 1, 2004, and is scheduled to be presented for the first time in May 2005.

Eligibility: Any federal, state, or local public agency that has maintained its membership for three or more years is eligible for the award. For federal agencies, the award is intended for a field organization, not the entire agency.

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Nomination Criteria:

  • Extent to which the public agency appoints individuals to public agency representative positions for each Post affiliation;
  • Extent to which the public agency participates in procurement opportunity briefings;
  • Extent to which public agency representatives take on leadership positions at the Post level, including Board of Direction and standing/ad hoc committees;
  • Extent to which public agency supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs;
  • Extent to which public agency supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities;
  • Extent to which the public agency participates in Small Business programs sponsored by The Society or federal agencies.

Nomination Process: One or more Posts may nominate a Public Agency meeting the eligibility criteria. Public agencies may not nominate themselves for the Public Agency Award.The 2014 nominations deadline for the Public Agency Award is on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Past Public Agency Award Recipients

  • 2013 United States Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District
  • 2012 The Civil Engineer School, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • 2011 802nd Civil Engineer Squadron
  • 2010 Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency
  • 2009 U.S. Air Force Academy
  • 2008 U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command, Civil Engineering
  • 2007 Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • 2005 City of San Antonio Public Works Department
  • 2004 Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE)

JW_Morris_Sustaining_Member_AwardThe J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award is named in honor of Lt. Gen. John W. Morris, USA (Ret.). The Award was first presented to an SAME Sustaining Member company in 1981.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, an SAME Sustaining Member company in the private sector must be a Sustaining Member of at least two or more SAME Posts in each of the previous five years.

Nomination Criteria: The company will be evaluated based on the extent to which during the previous calendar year:

  1. The company appoints individuals to sustaining member representative positions for each Post affiliation.
  2. Company representatives take on leadership positions at the Post, Region and National level, including Board of Direction, standing committees and conference planning committees.
  3. Company supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs.
  4. Company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities.
  5. The number of Posts supporting the nomination with validation of the company's participation during the past year (in the form of attached letters of support).
  6. The company advertises in SAME publications (The Military Engineer, and the print version of the Directory of Member Companies & Organizations).
  7. The company exhibited and sponsored activities/events at SAME National and Region Conferences.

Nomination and Submittal Process:
A company must nominate itself for the award. Written referrals from Posts are welcome as part of the nomination package. The nomination is due to SAME HQ on or before on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The award nomination requires 10 printed copies and MUST be submitted via mail. No nominations will be processed without a complete nomination package. Completed nomination packages include:

  • nomination summary detailing how the nominee meets each of the stated criteria;
  • 250 word citation;
  • supporting endorsement letters (if required); and
  • company logo in .jpg or .tif format, at a resolution of 300 dpi, burned to disc or included on flash drive.

It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure that the nomination package is successfully completed. Please send 10 copies of the completed nomination package to:

SAME ATTN: Awards
607 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award Past Recipients

  • 2013 - CH2M Hill
  • 2012 - Atkins
  • 2011 - Weston Solutions
  • 2010 - Parsons
  • 2009 - HDR
  • 2008 - URS Corp.
  • 2007 - Jacobs Carter Burgess
  • 2006 - AMEC
  • 2005 - MWH Americas Inc.
  • 2004 - Michael Baker Corporation †
  • 2003 - Large Business(es) - Stanley Consultants Inc. and Weston Solutions Inc.
  • 2003 - Small Business - Environmental Chemical Corporation
  • 2002 - Large Business - Arcadis
  • 2002 - Small Business - ABMB Engineers Inc.
  • 2001 - Large Business -Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.
  • 2001 - Small Business - Engineering Consulting Services Ltd.
  • 2000 - Huitt-Zollars Inc.
  • 1999 - Arcadis Geraght & Miller Inc.
  • 1998 - Sverdrup Corp.
  • 1997 - Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall
  • 1996 - Rust International inc.
  • 1995 - CH2M Hill
  • 1994 - STV Group
  • 1993 - Dames & Moore
  • 1992 - Sverdrup Corp.
  • 1991 - The Schemmer Assoc., Inc.
  • 1990 - Global Associates
  • 1989 - USKH Inc.
  • 1988 - Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
  • 1987 - 3M
  • 1986 - Henningson, Durham & Richardson
  • 1985 - Black & Veatch
  • 1984 - Holmes and Narver
  • 1983 - The American Dredging Co.
  • 1982 - Walk, Haydel & Assoc. Inc.
  • 1981 - Dalton, Dalton, Newport

* 2001 was the first year in which SAME gave J.W. Morris Sustaining Member of the Year Awards to both small and large businesses.
† In 2004, the Small Business Award was separated and renamed for former SAME president Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, USA (Ret.) .

 

Seymour_S_Greenfield_Sustaining_Member_AwardThe Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award was initiated in 2009; the first award took place at the 2010 Joint Engineer Training Conference.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the award, an SAME Sustaining Member company in the private sector must be a medium-sized company (101-2,499 employees) and be a Sustaining Member of at least two or more SAME Posts in each of the previous five years.

Nomination Criteria: The company will be evaluated based on the extent to which during the previous calendar year:

  1. The company appoints individuals to sustaining member representative positions for each Post affiliation.
  2. Company representatives take on leadership positions at the Post, Region and National level, including Board of Direction, standing committees and conference planning committees.
  3. Company supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs.
  4. Company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities.
  5. The number of Posts supporting the nomination with validation of the company's participation during the past year (in the form of attached letters of support).
  6. The company advertises in SAME publications (The Military Engineer, and the print version of the Directory of Member Companies & Organizations).
  7. The company exhibited and sponsored activities/events at SAME National and Region Conferences.

Nomination and Submittal Process:
A company must nominate itself for the award. Written referrals from Posts are welcome as part of the nomination package. The nomination is due to SAME HQ on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The award nomination requires 10 printed copies and MUST be submitted via mail. No nominations will be processed without a complete nomination package. Completed nomination packages include:

  • nomination summary detailing how the nominee meets each of the stated criteria;
  • 250 word citation;
  • supporting endorsement letters (if required); and
  • company logo in .jpg or .tif format, at a resolution of 300 dpi, burned to disc or included on flash drive.

It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure that the nomination package is successfully completed. Please send 10 copies of the completed nomination package to:

SAME
ATTN: SAME Administrative Assistant
607 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award Past Recipients

  • 2013 Dewberry
  • 2012 Kleinfelder
  • 2011 J.M. Waller Associates Inc.
  • 2010 Stanley Consultants
  • 2009 Woolpert

Honorable Mention(s)

  • 2013 Reynold, Smith and Hills, Inc.

Robert_B_Flowers_Small_Business_AwardFor calendar years 2001 and 2002, SAME presented a plaque to a Small Business under the auspices of the J.W. Morris Award. In 2003, the Board of Direction separated this award from the J.W. Morris Award and established new criteria. The new Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award was first presented in 2004 for calendar year 2003 and was named after former SAME President Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers (Ret.), USA in April 2004.

Eligibility: A company that has at least one Post Sustaining Membership in the past three years and is a Small Business in at least one NAICS category as of the date of nomination.

Nomination Criteria:

  1. Extent to which the company appoints individuals to sustaining member representative positions for each Post affiliation;
  2. Extent to which company SM representatives take on leadership positions at the Post level, including Board of Direction and committees;
  3. Extent to which company supported Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs.
  4. Extent to which the company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities;
  5. Extent to which the company participates in Small Business programs sponsored by The Society or public agencies;
  6. Extent to which the company advertises in TME-The Military Engineer magazine, and the Directory of Member Companies & Organizations (online or print versions);
  7. Extent to which the company exhibits and sponsors at SAME region and national conferences.

Nomination and Submittal Process:
A company must nominate itself for the award. Written referrals from Posts are welcome as part of the nomination package. The nomination is due to SAME HQ on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

The award nomination requires 10 printed copies and MUST be submitted via mail. No nominations will be processed without a completed nomination package. Completed nomination packages include:

  • nomination summary detailing how the nominee meets each of the stated criteria;
  • 250 word citation;
  • Letter from the President, CEO, or Owner of the nominated Company indicating under which NAICS categories the company is considered a Small Business under the Federal guidelines published by the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • supporting endorsement letters by either a Post President or RVP are encouraged to support the nomination; and
  • company logo in .jpg or .tif format, at a resolution of 300 dpi, burned to disc or included on flash drive.

It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure that the nomination package is successfully completed. Please send 10 copies of the completed nomination package to:

SAME ATTN: Awards
607 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award Recipients

  • 2013 JM Waller
  • 2012 ARGO Systems LLC
  • 2011 H&S Environmental
  • 2010 RORE Inc.
  • 2009 S&A Environmental
  • 2008 Custom Mechanical Systems Corp.
  • 2007 LJB Inc.
  • 2006 CAPE Inc.
  • 2005 ETI Professionals Inc.
  • 2004 EA Engineering, Science and Technology Inc.
  • 2003 Environmental Chemical Corporation (small business)
  • 2002 ABMB Engineers Inc. (small business)
  • 2001 Engineering Consulting Services Ltd.

Honorable Mention

  • 2013 MacDonald-Bedford
  • 2009 Kowalenko Consulting Group

 

Gerald_C_Brown_Mentoring_AwardSAME created the Academy of Fellows Mentoring Award in 2004 to recognize SAME Fellows for outstanding mentoring efforts. The first award was presented in March 2005.

In 2009, the SAME Board of Direction renamed the award the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award in honor of the founder of the Academy of Fellows. Brig. Gen. Gerald C. “Jed” Brown, USA (Ret.), chaired the working group that formalized organizing the Fellows into an Academy in 1994 and served as the first chair of the Academy. Nearly all the workings of the Academy in place today were formulated under the leadership of Gen. Brown.

The Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award is inspired from the pledge the Fellows take when invested, which is:

I charge you to be a mentor. A Fellow sets and abides by the highest ethical standards. A Fellow espouses continual professional development. A Fellow shares knowledge of the professional with members and non-members.”

Eligibility: Candidate must be an active SAME member and Fellow.

Nomination Criteria: The nomination will be evaluated based in the following criteria:


  • Advocate - Arrange for the mentee to participate in high- visibility activities within your organization and in SAME-sponsored events.
  • Advisor - Communicate the formal and informal realities of career progression; recommend beneficial training; review mentee's professional development plan if he /she has one.
  • Communicator - Establish an environment for open interaction with young members; act as a sounding board for ideas and career concerns.
  • Coach - Teach managerial and technical skills; recommend specific behaviors for success; encourage Young Members to take leadership roles in SAME.
  • Sponsor - Take Young Member to SAME meetings and introduce to colleagues; connect Young Members with educational and employment opportunities.

Nomination Process: Nominations for this award must be made by an SAME member and endorsed by a Post President or member of the National Board of Direction, using the SAME nomination form. The Post President or member of the National Board of Direction endorsing the nomination will verify that the Fellow meets the eligibility criteria for the award, and that the nomination package provides information to support each of the nomination criteria and all required nominee information. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package, with endorsement, is received at SAME HQ on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Past Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award Recipients


  • 2013 CAPT James Donahue, USCG (Ret.), P.E.
  • 2012 Gerald Adams, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2011 Gerald W. “Jerry” Adams, F.SAME
  • 2010 Linda McKnight, F.SAME and Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
  • 2009 Lt. Col. Mary Matthews Hains, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2008 Capt. D. Karin Lynn, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)
  • 2007 Richard "Dick" Kochanek, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2006 Mr. Matthew Harvey, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2005 Maj. Gen. Joseph A. "Bud" Ahearn, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2004 Lt. Col. Wendell L. "Buddy" Barnes, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)


 
 
 

Walter_O_Bachus_Gold_MedalThe SAME Gold Medal was first awarded in 1920. The medal is given to an SAME Member who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in support of the SAME mission.

In the spring of 2005, the Board of Direction changed the name of the Society's Gold Medal in honor of Brig. Gen. Walter O. Bachus, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), who served as SAME Executive Director from 1978 to 1993, and was a two-time recipient of the SAME Gold Medal.

Eligibility: A member of SAME for at least 20 years

The newly renamed Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal was presented for the first time at the 2006 Joint Engineering Education and Training Conference & Expo in New Orleans.

Nomination Criteria: Outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the SAME mission over the awardee's entire period of membership in the SAME.

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 by SAME HQ on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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1920-1926
SAME's highest award was not authorized until 1926, and in that year seven recipients were retroactively selected for the award, each to represent one of the years 1920 to 1926:

  • Percy E. Barbour
  • Col. C.H. Birdseye
  • Col. Harrison Brand
  • Col. P.S. Bond
  • D. W. Dodge
  • Charles H. Smith
  • Col. G.A. Youngberg

Since 1927, the medal has been presented to a recipient every year. Only three members have been awarded the medal a second time, Rear Adm. Braccia and Col. Markle in 1979, and Brig. Gen. Bachus in 1992. Only five times (1958, 1973, 1979, 1980, and 1994) has there been more than one person selected for the annual award in the same year.

  • 2013 Anthony F. Leketa, P.E., F.SAME, SES (Ret.)
  • 2012 Col. Homer L. Guy, P.E., AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, CFM, PMP, CEM, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2011 Capt. Julian Sabbatini, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)
  • 2010 Patrick J. Keough, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2009 Col. Ronald B. Brown, CPC, DBIA, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
  • 2008 Mary Anderson, F.SAME
  • 2007 Lt. Col. Merrill W. Watt II, P.E., USA (Ret.)
  • 2006 Capt. James H. Donahue, P.E., F.SAME, USCG (Ret.)
  • 2005 Roger J. Wozny, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2004 Brig. Gen. Ralph V. Locurcio, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
  • 2003 Lt. Col. Wendell L. Barnes, P.E., P.E., USA (Ret.)
  • 2002 Rose Dela Vega
  • 2001 Maj. Gen. Clifton D. (Duke) Wright, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2000 Col. Edward C. Gibson, USA (Ret.)
  • 1999 Vice Adm. A. Bruce Beran, USCG (Ret.)
  • 1998 Michael Haratunian
  • 1997 Lt. Col. Kenneth J. Haveman, USA (Ret.)
  • 1996 Thomas B. Delaney, Jr.
  • 1995 Brig. Gen. Gerald C. Brown, USA (Ret.)
  • 1994 Robert Sylar
  • 1994 Suzanne K. DiGeronimo, FAIA
  • 1993 Brig. Gen. Forrest T. Gay, III, USA (Ret.)
  • 1992 Brig. Gen. Walter 0. Bachus, USA (Ret.)**
  • 1991 Col. James K. Scott
  • 1990 Col. Phillip Stowell, USAF
  • 1989 Maj. Gen. George E. Ellis, USAF
  • 1988 Col. Marshall N. Sauls
  • 1987 Brig. Gen. Richard M. Connell, USA (Ret.)
  • 1986 Brig. Gen. W. Thomas Meredith, USAF (Ret.)
  • 1985 Col. Donald E. Hazen, USA
  • 1984 Maj. Gen. Scott B. Smith, USA
  • 1983 Col. T. Roger Peterson, USA (Ret.)
  • 1982 Maj. Gen. Carroll N. Le Tellier, USA (Ret.)
  • 1981 Maj. Gen. William D. Gilbert, USAF (Ret.)
  • 1980 Rear Adm. Walter M. Enger
  • 1980 Maj. Gen. Henry C. Schrader, USA (Ret.)
  • 1979 Rear Adm. Anthony A. Braccia**
  • 1979 Col. Joseph Markle, USAR (Ret.)**
  • 1978 Leonard A. Cavanaugh
  • 1977 Brig. Gen. William C. Hall, USA (Ret.)
  • 1976 John W. Ward, Jr.
  • 1975 Col. Francis J. Walter, Jr.
  • 1974 Brig. Gen. Walter 0. Bachus, USA
  • 1973 Hanford Thayer
  • 1973 Mary Katharine Lutz
  • 1972 Robert D. Dabney
  • 1971 Rear Adm. Anthony A. Braccia
  • 1970 Col. Robert T. Greigg
  • 1969 Col. Robert F. Schirmer
  • 1968 Col. Joseph Markle, USAR (Ret.)
  • 1967 Maj. Gen. Robert H. Curtin, USAF
  • 1966 Col. Paul C. Brown
  • 1965 Vice Adm. H. Arnold Karo
  • 1964 Col. F. H. Kohloss
  • 1963 Vice Adm. W. Orme Hiltabidle
  • 1962 Maj. Gen. Augustus M. Minton
  • 1961 Maj. Gen. Charles G. Holle
  • 1960 Maj. Gen. George J. Nold
  • 1959 Col. E. Goring Bliss
  • 1958 Maj. Lex E. O'Brient*
  • 1958 Rear Adm. Leo Otis Colbert
  • 1957 Brig. Gen. John W. N. Schultz
  • 1956 Col. Harold E. Bisbort
  • 1955 Eugene A. McGovern
  • 1954 Jacob C. Pugh
  • 1953 Howard Henry Demmert
  • 1952 Daniel A. Sullivan
  • 1951 Maj. Gen. Carl R.Gray Jr.
  • 1950 Brig.Gen. Dwight E Johns
  • 1949 Maj.Gen. David McCoach
  • 1948 Col. J. Franklin Bell
  • 1947 Albert A. Stanley
  • 1946 Capt. C. Ken Weidner
  • 1945 Col. J. M. Wright
  • 1944 Burton J. Bell
  • 1943 Col. Edwin C. Kelton
  • 1942 Col. John H. Carruth
  • 1941 W. King Provan
  • 1940 Hobart D. Fox
  • 1939 Col. S. C. Godfrey
  • 1938 Maj. Victor V. Martin
  • 1937 Capt. Greer A. Duncan
  • 1936 Horace A. Thompson
  • 1935 Maj. A. C. Harper
  • 1934 Maj. Gen. M. M. Patrick
  • 1933 Maj. J. H. Wheat
  • 1932 Lt. Lewis A. Armistead
  • 1931 Col. E. M. Stayton
  • 1930 Col. J. N. Hodges
  • 1929 Maj. L. R. Lohr
  • 1928 Col. E. G. Jonah
  • 1927 Col. R.C. Moore

**Gold Eagle clasp authorized in 1979 for presentation to second Gold Medal winners.

Technology_Advancement_MedalThe 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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Click here to review nominations instructions

  • 2013 Dr. Mohammad Khan, P.E.
  • 2012 Steve Baxley
  • 2011 Charles Marsh, Ph.D.
  • 2010 Alan Canfield, P.E.
  • 2009 Ilker Adiguzel, Ph.D.
  • 2008 Craig Rutland, Ph.D, P.E.
  • 2007 No Recipient
  • 2006 Kenneth J. Labry
  • 2005 James D. Cargile, Ph.D., P.E.
  • 2004 Vincent F. Hock
  • 2003 No recipient
  • 2002 Phillip C. McMillan
  • 2001 Edmund L. Dewailly
  • 2000 Reed L. Mosher, Ph.D.
  • 1999 Niki C. Deliman, Ph.D.
  • 1998 Maj. Jeffrey A. Vinger
  • 1997 Michael J. Bagstad
  • 1996 Thomas G. Tobin
  • 1995 Jeffrey W. Talley
  • 1994 Wade L Jumonville
  • 1993 Daniel A. Marsalone
  • 1992 William P. Wells, Jr.
  • 1991 Capt. John R. Floden
  • 1990 Gerald S. Satterlee, Jr.

Honorable Mention:

  • 2013 Mr. John Watkins III, P.E., S.E
  • 2009: Mr. Dennis Peltz, P.E.

 

 

Young_Member_Medal

Established in 2004, the SAME Young Member Medal was first presented at the 2005 Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference & Expo in Louisville, Ky.

Eligibility: Any member of The Society who has been a member for the past five years and is age 39 years or younger in the year for which nominated.

Nomination Criteria: Outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the Society Mission over one's entire period of membership in the Society.

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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

Click here to review nominations instructions

Past Young Member Medal Recipients

  • 2013 Capt Robert Hufford II, USAF
  • 2012 Maj. Ryan Walinski, USAF
  • 2011 Maj. Elizabeth M. Harwood, USAF
  • 2010 Capt. Matthew R. Altman, USAF
  • 2010 Ann Ewy, PMP
  • 2009 Aimee Alix, LEED AP
  • 2008 Capt. Michelle M. Gill, USAF
  • 2007 Maj. Patrick G. Miller, P.E., USAF
  • 2006 Matthew L. Metcalf, P.E.
  • 2005 Capt. Paul R. Sutto, P.E., USAFR
  • 2004 LT Eileen J. D'Andrea, USN

Honorable Mention

  • 2009 Capt. Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP, USAFR

Tudor_MedalThe SAME Tudor Medal is named in honor of Ralph A. Tudor, Civil Engineer and Builder. The medal was first awarded in 1966.

Eligibility: A civilian member of SAME age 39 years or younger in the year for which nominated and who has been a member of SAME for at least three years prior to nomination.

Nomination Criteria: The following criteria will be used in judging nominations:

  • Outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction, research & development, or planning for the past three years;
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing projects or organizations;
  • Receipt of awards or other recognition for professionalism, leadership.

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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Past Recipients

Honorable Mention:

  • 2013 Blaine Linkous, P.E., P.H., LEED AP
  • 2012 Emily Schiffmaher, P.E.
  • 2011 John B. Puvogel, LEED AP
  • 2010 Jill M. Jackson
  • 2009 Amy Doye
  • 2007 Adam Leigland, P.E.
  • 2006 Heather Wishart Shriner, P.E., LEED®
  • 2005 Paul T. Eickenberg, P.E.
  • 2004 Brian R. Crowder
  • 2003 Troy C. Morgan
  • 2002 No award presented
  • 2001 Adam J. Wallach
  • 2000 Theresa A. Hoffard
  • 1999 Carol S. Mowder
  • 1998 Jay M. Brady
  • 1997 Richard H. Femrite
  • 1996 Bartley P. Durst
  • 1995 Mary Kathleen Spence
  • 1994 Keith Benker
  • 1993 Henry S. McDevitt
  • 1992 Pamela G. Kinnebrew
  • 1991 John CKliethermes,Jr.
  • 1990 Scott R. Bearden
  • 1989 Deborah A. Foley
  • 1988 Denny A. Lundberg
  • 1987 Dr. Carlos J. Coe
  • 1986 Alan E. Murphy
  • 1985 Rod E. Markuten
  • 1984 Dennis R. Duke
  • 1983 Thomas Eidson
  • 1982 Russel E. Milnes
  • 1981 Jean-Yves Perez
  • 1980 Ashraf N. Wahba
  • 1979 Ernest K. Schrader
  • 1978 Richard E. Lovejoy
  • 1977 Dr. Jonathon M. Nash
  • 1976 James R. Van Orman
  • 1975 Gary D. Vest
  • 1974 Dr. Carter J. Ward
  • 1973 John W. Rushing
  • 1972 Alton S. Bradford
  • 1971 Michael A. Boyd
  • 1970 Stanley Y. Yasumoto
  • 1969 Phillip E. Lammi
  • 1968 Robert N. Bradley
  • 1967 William Noel McCormick, Jr.
  • 1966 Sherman J. Bollinger

Honorable Mention
2009 Mr. Kurt Maldovan

Sverdrup_MedalThe Sverdrup Medal is named in honor of Maj. Gen. Leif J. Sverdrup, U.S. Army. This medal was first awarded in 1980.

Eligibility: A Uniformed Member of SAME, age 39 years or younger in the year for which nominated and who has been a member of SAME for at least three years prior to nomination.

Nomination Criteria: The following criteria will be used in judging nominations:

  • Outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction, research & development, or planning for the past three years.
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing projects or organizations.
  • Receipt of awards or other recognition for professionalism, leadership.

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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Most Recent Recipients

2013 Lt. Jeremy Potts, P.E., CEC, USN
2012 Capt. Luke Donovan, USAF
2011 Maj. Gen. Leif Sverdrup, USA
2010 Capt. Josh R. Aldred, P.E., USAF
2009 Maj. Gregory Morissette, P.E., USAF
2008 Capt. Ryan Walinski, USAF
2007 Lisa M. Mabbutt, USAF
2006 Capt. Kristina J. Selstrom, USAF
2005 Maj. Jarrett G. Purdue, P.E., USAF
2004 Capt. Aaron W. Duggan, USAF
2003 Lt. Cmdr. Mark K. Edelson, CEC, USN
2002 Lt. Miguel Dieguez, USN
2001 Maj. Roy-Alan Agustin, USAF
2000 Lt. Cmdr. Pete J. Campbell, CEC, USN
1999 Maj. Scott T. Allen, USAF
1998 Maj. Lucian L. Niemeyer, USAF
1997 Capt. Joseph R. Marcinkevich, USAF
1996 Capt. David E DeMartino, USAF
1995 Lt. Darren C. Morton, USN
1994 Lt. William M. Sheedy
1993 Lt. Robert G. Fahey, USN
1992 Capt. John A. McElree, USA
1991 Lt. Cmdr. Vincent Racanelli
1990 Lt. John T. Bergstrom
1989 Lt. Cmdr. Darrell Y. Van Hutten, USN
1988 Lt. Cmdr. Timothy E Biggins, USN
1987 Capt. Michael J. Kaleda, USA
1986 Lt. Michael D. Kiehnau
1985 Maj. Michael H. Schmidt
1984 Maj. Patrick M. Coullahan, USAF
1983 Maj. Peter A. Topp, USA
1982 Lt. Cmdr. Charles D. Wurster, USCG
1981 Capt. M. Stephen Rhoades, USA
1980 Lt. Col. Eugene A. Lupia, USAF

Honorable Mention:
2013 Capt. Carissa Sabellico
2009 Maj. Ryan Novotny

Student_Leadership_MedalThe SAME Student Leadership Medal is presented to the Student Member who has made the most outstanding contribution at a college or university in the current academic year to SAME objectives. The first Student Leadership Medal was presented in 2004.

The SAME Education and Mentoring Fundwill reimburse the medal winner for registration, lodging and transportation costs (not to exceed $1,000) for their attendance at the SAME national conference.

Eligibility: A Student Chapter officer who has been a member of SAME for at least one year prior to nomination.

Nomination Criteria: The following criteria will be used in judging nominations for excellence in the current academic year:

  1. Leadership in a SAME Student Chapter;
  2. Leadership in organizing and conducting professional development;
  3. Leadership in community service.

Nomination Process: Nominations must be made by the Post Mentor and endorsed by the Post President.

The Post President or member of the National Board of Direction endorsing the nomination must verify that the individual meets the award eligibility criteria, and that the nomination package provides information to support each of the criteria and all required information on the nominee. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package is received at SAME HQ, with endorsement, on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Most Recent Recipients
  • 2013 Cadet First Class Eric Timpe
  • 2012 Cadet Matthew Koestner, Texas A&M University
  • 2011 Jacqueline “Jackie” Jo Parks
  • 2010 Cadet Zachary Ellis
  • 2009 Eric Pratsch University of Virginia
  • 2008 Cadet First Class Thomas Synovec, USAF, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • 2007 Cadet First Class Benjamin Knott, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2006 Midshipman First Class Talbot R. Hansum, USNR, NROTC, Vanderbilt University
  • 2005 Cadet William G. Rock, Virginia Polyechnic Institute and State University
  • 2004 Sarah J. Nieves, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • 2003 John A. Cardenas, George Mason University

Post_Service_MedalThe Post Service Medal was established in 2008, the Post Service Medal will be first presented at the 2009 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo. This Medal will be presented by the SAME President to recognize significant and faithful service to SAME at the Post level that has materially contributed to the Post success.

Eligibility: A member of the nominating Post for at least five years and has served on the Post Board of Direction in some capacity during that time; and the Post must have been a Distinguished Post in the year prior to the year of the award, (i.e., in 2012 for the 2013 Post Service Award).

Nomination Criteria: The nomination will describe the individual’s support to the Post over at least a period of three years and how the individual contributed to the success of the Post. The individual should have held positions of responsibility in the Post, such as Secretary, Treasurer, or Committee Chair.

Nomination Process: Nominations for this award must be made by the Post President and endorsed by the respective Regional Vice President. The Regional Vice President will review the nomination to ensure it meets the eligibility and nomination criteria for the award and that the nomination package is complete. The Post President is responsible to ensure the package, with endorsement, is received at SAME HQ on or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Most Recent Recipients

  • 2013 Dr. William Kilpatrick, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
  • 2012 Lt. Col. Clayton Perry, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2011 Cindy Lincicome
  • 2010 Loretta Turner, P.E., PMP
  • 2009 Lt. Col. Wendell L. "Buddy" Barnes, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Montgomery & Barnes Inc.
  • 2008 Michael Pavlides, CFM, PBS&J

Honorable Mentions

  • 2013
    Col Patrick Coullahan, P.E., USAF (Ret.), F.SAME
    Mr. John  Moosazadeh, P.E., F.SAME
    Ms. Anita Larson, P.G., PMP, F.SAME
  • 2009 Mr. Ronald Hilton, P.E., F.SAME, NAVFAC
  • 2008 Mr. Larry Myers

Noncommissioned_Officer_NCO_Medal

The Paul R. Smith NCO Medal was named in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions during the War on Terrorism. The NCO medal was first approved at the SAME Board Meeting in June 2006 and the first award was presented at the SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo in May 2007. The medal's name was changed to honor Sgt. 1st Class Smith in 2009.

Eligibility: Any Active, Reserve, National Guard or Retired Noncommissioned Officer who has been a member of The Society for at least one year prior to nomination.

Nomination Criteria:

  1. Outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the Society Mission over the last calendar year.
  2. Outstanding leadership and contributions to military engineering over the past five years.

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 by the deadline. The nominations deadline for the 2013 NCO Medal ison or before 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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  • 2012
Senior Master Sgt. Frank Lakotich, USAF
  • 2011
Master Sgt. Kyle R. Mason, USAF
U.S. Air Forces-Europe
  • 2010
Master Sgt. Edward J. Quinn, USAF
Honorable Mention: Bernard Ben-Carew, ADCS, USN
  • 2009
Chief master Sgt. Ronald Kruse, P.E., USAF
U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command
  • 2008
Senior Master Sgt. Gerald A. Schenck Jr., USAF
U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency
  • 2007
Chief Master Sgt. Michael Drumming, USAF
U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command, Civil Engineering
  • 2006
Commad Sgt. Maj. William D. McDaniel Jr., USA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Gulf Region Division

 

Urbahn_MedalThe SAME Urbahn Medal is named in honor of Max O. Urbahn, American Institute of Architects. The medal is awarded to an SAME member for distinguished performance in the field of architecture. The medal was first awarded in 1997.

Eligibility: A Registered Architect who has been a member of SAME for at least three years prior to nomination.  Nomination must include State in which registered and expiration date of registration.

Nomination Criteria: Eminent and notable contributions in the field of architecture with emphasis on accomplishments in the past five years.

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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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  • 2013 Capt. Charles Enos, AIA, LEED AP, USN (Ret.)
  • 2012 Phillip Tobey, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2011 Paula J. Loomis, AIA, LEED AP BD&C
  • 2010 Junjian "J.J." Tang, AIA, LEED AP
  • 2009 Christopher Ions, AIA, LEED AP
  • 2008 Richard Corner, AIA, CSI
  • 2007 Steve Bettis, AIA
  • 2006 Terry L. Deglandon, R.A.
  • 2005 Brig. Gen. Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF
  • 2004 Leo A. Daly III
  • 2003 Barbara M. Price, AIA
  • 2002 David V. Thompson
  • 2001 Gary D. Anderson, Ph.D., AIA, AICP
  • 2000 Gary D. Lynn
  • 1999 John L. Van Buren
  • 1998 Terrel M. Emmons
  • 1997 M. Paul Brott
  • 1996 Harold L. Adams

Goethals_MedalThe SAME Goethals Medal is awarded to an SAME member for distinguished performance in the field of engineering, design or construction. The medal is named in honor of Col. George W. Goethals, USA, and was first awarded in 1956.

Eligibility: Registered engineer who has been a member of SAME for at least one year prior to nomination. Nomination must indicate the State and Expiration Date of Professional Engineer registration.

Nomination Criteria: Eminent and notable contributions in engineering, design, or construction in the past five years.

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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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  • 2013 CDR Matthew Beck, USCG
  • 2012 Capt. Martin Smith, P.E., USN (Ret.)
  • 2011 Col. David E. Anderson, P.E., USA
  • 2010 Lt. Col. Monte S. Harner, USAF
  • 2009 Lt. Col. Brian Files, P.E., PMP, USAF (Ret.)
  • 2008 Ruben D. Cruz, Ph.D.
  • 2007 Col. Robert Slockblower, P.R., USA (Ret.)
  • 2006 Dominick M. Servedio, P.E., F.SAME
  • 2005 Capt. Tracey J. Spielmann, P.E., USAF
  • 2004 Ralph T. Kaneshiro, P.E.
  • 2003 Dennis M. Firman, P.E., ACC/CEC
  • 2002 Arthur H. Wu, Ph.D.
  • 2001 Robert M. Moore
  • 2000 Robert J. Taylor
  • 1999 James E. Tancreto
  • 1998 Douglas F. Burke
  • 1997 Lt. Col. Wendell L Barnes, USA
  • 1996 John C. Gribar
  • 1995 Richard E. Carlson
  • 1994 Eugene J. Fasullo
  • 1993 Ralph B. Snowberger
  • 1992 Dr. Robert D. Wolff
  • 1991 William A. Keenan
  • 1990 Karl Rocker, Jr.
  • 1989 No winner
  • 1988 Gary S. Gasperino
  • 1987 Dr. Ralph J. Portier
  • 1986 William L. Stevens
  • 1985 Edward Cohen
  • 1984 Dr. Alexander G. Tarics
  • 1983 George J. Zeiler
  • 1982 Euclid C. Moore
  • 1981 Michael A. Kolessar
  • 1980 Robert J. Taylor
  • 1979 E. Montford Fucik
  • 1978 Arthur Casagrande
  • 1977 Garland L. Watts
  • 1976 Henry W. Holiday
  • 1975 James Polk Stafford, Jr.
  • 1974 Col. John E. Catlin, Jr.
  • 1973 Robert H. Hayes
  • 1972 Dr. Michael Yachnis
  • 1971 Robert Y. Hudson
  • 1970 Dr. Arsham Amirikian
  • 1969 Wendell W. Ralphe
  • 1968 Col. Jerome 0. Ackerman
  • 1967 Capt. Albert Rhoades Marshall
  • 1966 Rear Adm. Robert R. Wooding
  • 1965 Edwin E. Abbott
  • 1964 John P. Davis
  • 1963 CoI. Ralph A. Tudor
  • 1962 Lt. Col. E. Robert de Luccia
  • 1961 Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Hayes, III
  • 1960 Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr.
  • 1959 John W. Sibert, Jr.
  • 1958 Col. Walker L. Cisler
  • 1957 Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Wheeler
  • 1956 Dr. David B. Steinman

Bliss_Medal

The SAME Bliss Medal is awarded to a SAME member in recognition of superior efforts in mentoring students in engineering and related disciplines. The medal is named in honor of Gen. Tasker H. Bliss, USA, and was first awarded in 1958.

Eligibility: Full time educator of architecture, engineering or construction in a college, university or military engineer school who has been a member of SAME at least one year prior to nomination.

Nomination Criteria: Excellence in educating, mentoring and motiving students in the classroom and through the SAME Student Chapter.  Nomination must list courses taught and methods by which nominee interfaces with students and the Student Chapter.

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 12 noon of Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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Past Bliss Medal Recipients

  • 2013 Capt. Monica Pickenpaugh, USAFA
  • 2012 Lt. Col. Kenneth McDonald, P.E., USA
  • 2011 Capt. Adam Strecker, P.E., USAF
  • 2010 Christopher Brown, Ph.D., P.E.
  • 2009 Kevin Z. Truman, Ph.D.
  • 2008 Capt. Andrew Hoisington, P.E., USAF
  • 2007 Lt. Col.Mark N. Goltz
  • 2006 Maj. Hugh E. Cronin, USA
  • 2005 Capt. Richard W. Martin Jr., USAF
  • 2004 Col. Gregory E. Seely, Ph.D., P.E., USAF
  • 2003 Lt. Col. Brian L. Baker, P.E., USA
  • 2002 Lt. David J. Palazzetti, USA
  • 2001 Col. Stephen J. Ressler, USA
  • 2000 Dr. Clifford J. Schexnayder, P.E.
  • 1999 Dr. Rita A. Gregory, P.E.
  • 1998 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • 1997 Dr. Ronald W. Humble
  • 1996 Dr. Sarah E. Mouring
  • 1995 Dr. Freddie L. Frazier
  • 1994 Lt. Col. Robert Kwiatkowski
  • 1993 Lt. Alan M. Lytle
  • 1992 Col. David 0. Swint
  • 1991 Brig. Gen. Gerald E. Galloway Jr.
  • 1990 Dr. David Kauffman
  • 1989 Prof. Jose Femenia
  • 1988 Prof. Robert A. Gardner
  • 1987 Charles H. Coder
  • 1986 Virginia Polytechnic University
  • 1985 Dr. Wilbur L. Meier, Jr.
  • 1984 Dr. J. David Irwin
  • 1983 Dr. Arthur Akers
  • 1982 Col. James D. Strong
  • 1981 William R. Kimel
  • 1980 Dr. John D. Haltiwanger
  • 1979 Dr. John Knapp
  • 1978 Dr. Robert Cook Edwards
  • 1977 Dr. Adrian R. Chamberlain
  • 1976 Dr. B. R. Teare
  • 1975 Dean Arthur A. Burr
  • 1974 Dr. Howard W. Smith
  • 1973 Prof. Fred J. Benson
  • 1972 Dr. Lionel V. Baldwin
  • 1971 Dean Fred N. Peebles
  • 1970 Dean Lauress L. Wise
  • 1969 Dr. Charles Hadley Weaver
  • 1968 Dr. Truman H. Kuhn
  • 1967 Dr. William Walsh Hagerty
  • 1966 Dean William Allan
  • 1965 Dr. Fay L. Partlo
  • 1964 Dr. Morrough P. O'Brien
  • 1963 Maj. Gen. Ernest W. Harmon
  • 1962 Dr. Edwin D. Harrison
  • 1961 Dr. Curtis Laws Wilson
  • 1960 Rear Adm. Lewis B. Combs
  • 1959 Dean Kurt R Wendt
  • 1958 Dr. Eric A. Walker

Honorable Mention


  • 2009 Capt. Marion Russell, FE, LEED AP USAF

For criteria of eligibility requirements for uniformed service awards presented by SAME, select the individual award from the list below, or view the criteria and nomination process for all service awards as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.


There are three awards presented to U.S. Army personnel:

There are three awards presented to U.S. Navy personnel:

There are two awards presented to U.S. Marine Corps personnel:

There are three awards presented to U.S. Air Force personnel:

There are three awards presented to U.S. Coast Guard personnel:

There are three awards presented to U.S. Public Health Service personnel:

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Bliss Medal

For excellence in education and student mentoring

David M. Fraser Award

For engineering excellence and leadership by an USMA First Class Cadet

Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award

For outstanding mentoring efforts by an SAME Fellow

Goethals Medal

For preeminence in engineering, design or construction

J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award - Large Company

For eminent contributions to SAME by a Sustaining Member organization

Paul R. Smith Noncommissioned Officer Medal

For outstanding leadership and contributions to military engineering

Post Service Medal

For significant and faithful service to SAME at the Post level

Post Small Business Liaison Officer Award

For eminent and notable contributions to small business.

President's Medal

For outstanding SAME leadership and accomplishment

Public Agency Award

For eminent contributions to SAME by a Public Agency Member

Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award

For eminent contributions to SAME by a Small Business Sustaining Member

Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award-Medium Company For eminent contributions to SAME by a Sustaining Member organization
Student Leadership Medal For outstanding Leadership in support of student professional development, mentoring and the SAME mission
Sustainability Award For outstanding efforts to meet the goals of the Executive Order 13514
Sverdrup Medal For engineering leadership by a uniformed Young Member

Technology Advancement Medal

For initiative in the advancement and transfer of technology

Toulmin Medal

For most outstanding article written for The Military Engineer by an SAME member

Tudor Medal

For engineering leadership by a civilian Young Member

Urbahn Medal

For preeminence in architecture

Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal

For SAME lifetime achievement

Young Member Medal

For outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the SAME mission

Each year, SAME presents awards to individuals and organizations from the uniformed services and the private sector in recognition of achievement in support of the engineering profession, the nation's national security objectives and the SAME Strategic Plan, which promotes recognition for the internal and external accomplishments of SAME members.

The SAME awards program includes awards presented to SAME member organizations and individuals and to individuals representing the uniformed services. Nominations for awards are typically due around the end of January of each year, and a vast majority of the awards are presented during a special honors luncheon at the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, held each spring. To view a list of the awards, nomination guidelines for each and tips for nominating an individual or organization, select the appropriate award category below: 

Learn more about the nomination process for SAME awards.

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