Goethals Medal

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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  • 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
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