Honoring SAME’s Awards & Medals Winners at #SAMEJETC18

At the 2018 JETC in Kansas City on May 25, during the Society Ball & Awards Gala, SAME will honor this year’s national awards and medals recipients—celebrating the achievements of individuals and organizations for their excellence in architecture, engineering, leadership and for their support of the Society.

For a full description of each award and past recipients, visit www.same.org/awards.

SAME National Awards

  • Sturgis Medal (Active) 
    Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Ramos Santana, USA, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Army Geospatial Intelligence Battalion
  • Sturgis Medal (Guard) 
    Staff Sgt. Frederick Sack, ARNG, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 112th Engineer Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard
  • Wheeler Medal –
    Laureen Borochaner, P.E., USACE Jacksonville District
  • Itschner Award (Active) –
    Alpha Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
  • Itschner Award (Reserve) –
    310th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge), 363rd Engineer Battalion, Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
  • Itschner Award (Guard) –
    207th Engineer Company (Horizontal), 201st Engineer Battalion, Hazard, Ky.
  • Moreell Medal –
    Lt. Clare Ovesen, P.E., CEC, USN, Combat Service Support Squadron 7
  • Shields Medal –
    Builder 1st Class Frank Guerrero, USN, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3
  • Newman Medal 
    Col. Eric Turner, USAF, Air Force Installation & Mission Support Center, Joint Base San Antonio
  • Goddard Medal –
    Senior Master Sgt. Kenley Flemming, USAF, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall AFB
  • Curtin Award (Large Unit) –
    96th Civil Engineer Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
  • Curtin Award (Small Unit) –
    14th Civil Engineer Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
  • Curtin Award (Reserve) –
    172nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Jackson ANGB, Miss.
  • Oren Medal 
    Cdr. Jeremy Hall, USCG, Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska
  • Sargent Medal –
    Chief Warrant Officer Two Dennis Amerson, USCG, Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Calif.
  • Cowart Award (Civil Engineering) –
    Civil Engineering Unit Oakland, Calif.
  • Cowart Award (Facilities Engineering) –
    Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.
  • Green Medal –
    Lt. Michael Shahan, USPHS, National Institute for Occupational Safety and
  • Health Hollis Medal –
    Cdr. Matthew Mergenthaler, P.E., USPHS, Indian Health Service
  • Cumming Award –
    Commissioned Corps Engineer Hurricane Responders
  • Engineer Officer of the Year –
    Chief Warrant Officer Five Richard Cordes, USMC, Marine Corps Installations & Logistics
  • Engineer Senior NCO of the Year –
    Master Gunnery Sgt. Jose Salazar, USMC, Marine Corps Installations & Logistics
  • Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award –
    Cabrera Services
  • Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award –
    Pond & Company
  • J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award –
  • STEM Excellence Award (Small Post) 
    Tularosa Basin Post
  • STEM Excellence Award (Medium Post) –
    Orange County Post
  • STEM Excellence Award (Large Post) –
    San Antonio Post
  • STEM Excellence Award (Large Post) –
    Omaha Post
  • STEM Champion Award –
    William Kilpatrick, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, HP Environmental Inc. | Northern Virginia Post
  • Industry-Government Engagement Award – 
    Capt. Mike Blount, P.E., LEED AP, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), AECOM
  • Industry-Government Engagement Award – 
    Col. Bill Haight, P.E., USA (Ret.), Louis Berger
  • Industry-Government Engagement Award – 
    Neeld Wilson, PG, Gator Engineering & Aquifer Restoration
  • Post Service Medal 
    Candis Hamilton, Merrick & Company | Pikes Peak Post
  • Young Member Medal (Civilian) –
    Matthew Turner, AIA, PMP, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Yaeger Architecture Inc.
  • Young Member Medal (Military) –
    Lt. Timothy Dahms, P.E., CEC, USN, NAVFAC Marianas
  • Student Leadership Medal –
    Kevin Maddox, Texas A&M University
  • Bliss Medal –
    Col. Ronald Welch, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), The Citadel
  • Goethals Medal –
    Maj. Christopher Cagle, P.E., USAF, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB
  • Paul R. Smith NCO Medal 
    Staff Sgt. James Adams, USAF, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB
  • Urbahn Medal 
    James Pocock, Ph.D., RA, LEED AP, U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Sverdrup Medal –
    Maj. Steven Schuldt, P.E., USAF, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB
  • Tudor Medal 
    Rebecca Knolle, P.E., LEED AP, Woolpert
  • Toulmin Medal –
    Rob McAtee, P.E., CEM, LEED AP, Mason & Hanger | “Designing for Energy Security in an Unsecure World”
  • President’s Medal –
    Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Farnsworth Group
  • President’s Medal –
    Sharon Krock, PWS, F.SAME, Schnabel Engineering
  • President’s Medal –
    Col. John Mogge, Ph.D., RA, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Jacobs
  • President’s Medal –
    Richard Stump, AIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, Stanley Consultants
  • Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal –
    Col. Ronald Torgerson, P.E., PMP, CHPP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
  • Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal –
    James Hagan, F.SAME* award being presented posthumously