Awards & Recognition

SAME annually presents medals and awards to individuals and organizations from the public and private sectors in recognition of achievement in support of the A/E/C profession, national security objectives, and the SAME Strategic Plan. Since 1948, SAME also has awarded an Award of Merit bronze medal to outstanding junior and senior ROTC students. These recipients are selected through a central military service board for the Army, Navy and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Programs.


 

2020 National Award Nominations are closed.

Submit a nomination using the links below; more information on the awards being presented can be found in the SAME National Awards – JETC section underneath.

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Thank you for your support of recognizing our outstanding members!  

For questions about SAME Awards & Medals, contact  us  at Posts@same.org

 

The 2020 Awards nominations are closed.

 

 

The 2020 Awards nominations are closed.

 

 

The 2020 Awards nominations are closed

 

SAME National Awards - JETC

Presented during JETC - Nominations open through February 5, 2021

Post Awards
Industry-Government Engagement Post Award (IGE) For excellence and leadership in supporting the Society’s Industry-Government Engagement (IGE) Plan
STEM Excellence Post Award
(Large, Medium and Small Posts)
For Excellence and Execution in supporting STEM

 

Individual Awards
Bliss Medal For excellence in education and student mentoring
Gibson Veteran Transition Medal For superior efforts in assisting uniformed personnel transition to the private sector
Goethals Medal For preeminence in engineering, design or construction
Industry-Government Engagement Individual Award (IGE) For excellence and leadership in supporting the Society’s Industry-Government Engagement (IGE) Plan
Member Recruitment Champion Award For superior efforts in recruiting new members into the society at the Post level
Paul R. Smith NCO Medal For outstanding leadership and contributions to military engineering
Post Service Medal For significant and faithful service to SAME at the Post level
STEM Champion Award (Individual) For excellence and leadership in supporting STEM
Student Leadership Medal For outstanding Leadership in support of student professional development and mentoring
Sverdrup Medal For engineering leadership by a uniformed Young Professional
Tudor Medal For engineering leadership by a civilian Young Professional
Urbahn Medal For preeminence in architecture
Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal For SAME lifetime achievement
Young Professional Medal For outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the SAME mission

 

Company Awards
J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award (Large Company) For eminent contributions to SAME by a Sustaining Member organization
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

 

Miscellaneous
Design Awards For design excellence in the built environment for planned and constructed works throughout the world
President's Medal For outstanding SAME leadership and accomplishment
Toulmin Medal For most outstanding article written for The Military Engineer by an SAME member

 

SAME National Awards - SBC

Presented at SBC

Small Business Award, Large Business Award and Industry Small Business Advocate Award, PSBLO Award
Small Business Award For eminent contributions to small business
Large Business Award For eminent contributions to small business
Industry Small Business Advocate Award For eminent contributions to small business
Post Small Business Liaison Officer Award For eminent contributions to small business

 

Uniformed Service Awards

Please contact your chain of command for information about the Uniformed Service Awards nomination process.  SAME provides a formal ceremony for recipients.

U.S. Army
Wheeler Medal For outstanding contributions to military engineering
Sturgis Medal For outstanding contributions to troop construction and/or base maintenance
Itschner Award For most outstanding Army engineering company
U.S. Navy
Moreell Medal For outstanding contribution to military engineering
Shields Medal For outstanding contributions to facility construction and/or maintenance
Peltier Award For most outstanding Navy construction battalion
U.S. Marine Corps
Outstanding Senior Engineer Officer For outstanding contributions to military engineering
Outstanding Senior Engineer SNCO For outstanding contributions to military engineering
U.S. Air Force
Newman Medal For outstanding contributions to military engineering
Goddard Medal For outstanding contributions to military engineering, including troop construction, base maintenance and contingency engineering
Curtin Award For most outstanding Air Force engineering group or squadron
U.S. Coast Guard
Oren Medal For outstanding contributions to military engineering
Sargent Medal For outstanding contributions to civil engineering or facilities engineering
Cowart Award For most outstanding Coast Guard facilities engineering and civil engineering units
U.S. Public Health Service
Green Medal For outstanding contributions to public health engineering
Hollis Medal For outstanding contributions to public health engineering
Cumming Award For most outstanding Public Health Service engineering or science organization
Miscellaneous
David M. Fraser Award For engineering excellence and leadership by an USMA First Class Cadet

 

Reserve Officers' Training Corps Awards

SAME ROTC Award of Merit

2021 will be the final year that SAME will provide a medal for these awards. Deadline for submissions will be Feb 15, 2021.

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 percent of their engineering class and in the top 25 percent of their ROTC class. A maximum of 20 medals per service may be given.

Deadlines and Processing

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

*Services must submit their awardees in an Excel file to SAME Membership via email: jmurphy@same.org. All submissions must include full name of recipient, school, and date of presentation. SAME will process awards as noted in the regulations and send them out within a timely manner. 

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 detachment or Point of Contact listed in award nomination. [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 February 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. [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 February. 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 SAME national office. SAME will forward award elements to the recipients’ Units. [Please refer to Naval Regulation NROTCUUCBINST 1533.6, pages 5-6, for details.]


“The Gold Medal recognizes strong leadership. That’s something I’ve always tried to do. The award is something we should all strive for, but not rest once it is received. It’s just like being inducted into the Academy of Fellows in that you can’t sit back once you get there, but instead, stay active and relevant to the Society. There’s still so much more we can do to give back.”

-Col. Ronald Torgerson, P.E., PMP, CHPP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), 2017 Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal Recipient