Moreell Medal

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
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