Awards & Medals Winners at #SAMEJETC19

At the 2019 JETC in Tampa on May 9, during the Society Ball & Awards Gala, SAME honored this year’s national awards and medals recipients—celebrating the achievements of individuals and organizations from the private sector, federal government, and the uniformed services for their excellence in architecture, engineering, leadership and for their support of the Society.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees. For a full description of each award and past recipients, visit


  • Sturgis Medal (Active) 
    Sgt. 1st Class (P) Shane Payne, USA, 523rd Engineer Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, Schofield Barracks
  • Sturgis Medal (Reserve) 
    Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Eanes, USAR, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 244th Engineer Battalion, Denver, Colo.
  • Sturgis Medal (Guard) 
    Staff Sgt. Garrett Temple, ARNG, 1138th Engineer Company (Sapper), Missouri Army National Guard
  • Itschner Award (Active) –
    161st Engineer Support Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Itschner Award (Reserve) –
    449th Mobile Augmentation Company, 478th Engineer Battalion, Fort Thomas, Ky.
  • Itschner Award (Guard) –
    2061st Multi-Role Bridge Company, Burlington, Ky.


  • Moreell Medal –
    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christopher Vollmer, USN, Underwater Construction Team Two, Port Hueneme
  • Shields Medal –
    Utilitiesmen 1st Class Cole Einhaus, USN, Mobile Utilities Support Equipment Division, Naval Facilities Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center


  • Newman Medal 
    Martin Buncher, USAF, Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center – Detachment 9
  • Goddard Medal –
    Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Alvarado, USAF, 31st Civil Engineer Squadron, Aviano AB
  • Curtin Award (Large Unit) –
    18th Civil Engineer Group, Kadena AB, Japan
  • Curtin Award (Small Unit) –
    7th Civil Engineer Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
  • Curtin Award (Reserve) –
    932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.


  • Oren Medal 
    Lt. Cdr. Roger Masson, P.E., PMP, USCG, Civil Engineering Unit Providence
  • Sargent Medal –
    Chief Petty Officer Norman Gann, USCG, Air Station Barbers Point
  • Cowart Award (Civil Engineering) –
    Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, Ohio
  • Cowart Award (Facilities Engineering) –
    Base Cape Cod Facilities Engineering Department, Mass.


  • Green Medal –
    Lt. Garrett Chun, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, USPHS, Yosemite National Park
  • Hollis Medal –
    Cdr. Varsha Savalia, USPHS, Food & Drug Administration
  • Cumming Award –
    Phoenix Area Indian Health Service, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction


  • Engineer Officer of the Year –
    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Danilo McCabe, USMC, Marine Corps Detachment Fort Lee
  • Engineer Senior NCO of the Year –
    Staff Sgt. Clayton Leatherwood, USMC, Marine Corps Detachment Fort Lee


  • Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award –
    CEMS Engineering|Architecture
  • Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award –
  • J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award –
  • STEM Excellence Award (Medium Post) –
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul Post
  • STEM Excellence Award (Large Post) –
    Kittyhawk Post
  • STEM Champion Award –
    Nicole Gunyon, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott AFB | Scott Field Post
  • Industry-Government Engagement Award – 
    Col. Miroslav Kurka, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Mead & Hunt
  • Post Service Medal 
    Arthur Arao, KIBI Consulting | Japan Post
  • Post Service Medal 
    Beth Harris, CPSM, FSMPS, Cumming Corp. | Atlanta Post
  • Post Service Medal 
    J. Michael Nash, Ph.D., P.E., ATC Market Analysis | Mid-Maryland Post
  • Young Member Medal –
    Elizabeth Parent, P.E., 5engineering LLC
  • Student Leadership Medal –
    Lindsay Barnum, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Bliss Medal –
    Lt. Col. Benjamin Wallen, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, USA, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Goethals Medal –
    Melanie Kito, P.E., NAVFAC Southwest
  • Paul R. Smith NCO Medal 
    Tech. Sgt. Edward Ossome, USAF, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kadena AB
  • Urbahn Medal 
    David Packard, RA, PMP, F.SAME, USACE Northwestern Division
  • Sverdrup Medal –
    Senior Master Sgt. Adam Boubede, USAF, 627th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Tudor Medal 
    Joshua Graham, P.E., PMP, HQ Air Education & Training Command
  • Toulmin Medal –
    Steven Miles, P.E., F.SAME, USACE Hydroelectric Design Center | “Corps Power is Water Power”
  • President’s Medal –
    Lt. Col. Michael Darrow, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), USACE Norfolk District
  • President’s Medal –
    Kathy Off, CGMP, PMP, SAME National Office
  • President’s Medal –
    Caroline Roberts, GISP, Jacobs
  • President’s Medal –
    Natasha Rocheleau, P.E., SAME National Office
  • Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal –
    Col. Peter Mueller, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Architect of the Capitol