The Sverdrup Medal is named in honor of Maj. Gen. Leif J. Sverdrup, USA. This medal was first awarded in 1980.
A Uniformed Young Professional 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.
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 the SAME National office.