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Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award

NOMINATIONS ARE EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 14, 2018!

SAME 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 original pledge the Fellows took prior to 2019 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.

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.
  • 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.

 

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 on-line 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 Vice Chair, Awards & Recognition, will form a selection panel to review submissions. The final recommendation will be provided to the AOF Chair for presentation at the Investiture.

Past Gerald C. Brown Award Recipients

2017 Heather WIshart-Smith, P.E., PMP, LEED AP BD+C, F.SAME
2016 Col. Robert Keyser, P.E., F. SAME, USA (Ret.)
2015  Philios Angelides, P.E., F.SAME
2014  Col. Louis. K. “Kent” Lancaster, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
2013  Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
2012  Capt. James Donahue, P.E., F.SAME, USCG (Ret.)
2011  Gerald W. “Jerry” Adams, F.SAME
2010  Linda McKnight, F.SAME / 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  Col. 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.)