US Marine Corps Engineer SNCO of the Year

Outstanding Senior Engineer SNCO

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a senior non commissioned officer of the U.S. Marine Corps. The award development was a joint effort between SAME and the U.S. Marine Corps Engineering Assoc. and was first awarded in 2009.


Members of the U.S. Marine Corps, regular, reserve, who are senior NCOs serving in engineering.

Nomination Criteria

Most outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development. MCEA will convene a panel each year to select one staff NCO from four award categories from the MCEA Awards Program.

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

Past USMC Engineer Staff NCO of the Year Awards Recipients
  • 2020 Master Sgt. Alexander Abel, USMC
  • 2019 Gunnery Sgt. Theodore Jenkins, USMC
  • 2018 Staff Sgt. Clayton Leatherwood, USMC
  • 2017 Master Gunnery Sgt. Jose Salazar, USMC
  • 2016 Staff Sgt. Christopher Panko, USMC
  • 2015 Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Cornett, USMC
  • 2014 Staff Sgt. Aaron Evans, USMC
  • 2013 Staff Sgt. Charles Dishman, USMC
  • 2012 Gunnery Sgt. Archie Bridges Jr., USMC
  • 2011 Gunnery Sgt. Jerry Morris, USMC
  • 2010 Gunnery Sgt. Eric Gonzalez, USMC
  • 2009 Staff Sgt. Stephan Krueste, USMC
  • 2008 Staff Sgt. John King, USMC