2012 Academy of Fellows Events


On March 28, 2012, more than 400 attendees gathered in Bethesda, Md. to honor the 37 new members of SAME Academy of Fellows and the recipients of the 2011 Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award and the 2012 Golden Eagle Awards. The day-long festivities included the Fellows luncheon, Fellows Investiture, Golden Eagle Dinner Reception and Golden Eagle Awards Dinner.

Distinguished guests included Maj. Gen. Merdith W. B. (Bo) Temple, P.E., F.SAME, U.S. Army Acting Chief of Engineers and Acting Commanding General, USACE; Rear Adm. Christopher Mossey, P.E., M.SAME, CEC, U.S. Navy Chief of Civil Engineers and Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; and Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers, F.SAME, The Air Force Civil Engineer, U.S. Air Force.

2011 Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award
Gerald W. “Jerry” Adams, F.SAME, Vice President for Yaeger Architecture Inc. in Overland Park, Kan., received the 2011 SAME Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award for his outstanding mentoring efforts as an SAME Fellow. Adams, an active member of SAME for more than twenty years, has made his mark by inspiring and mentoring hundreds of people while working at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and in private industry at Yaeger Architecture Inc. Linda M. McKnight, F.SAME,  Lt. Col. Scott Prosuch, F.SAME, USA (Ret.) and Rear Adm. Christopher Mossey, P.E., M.SAME, CEC presented the 2011 SAME Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award to Adams. McKnight and Lt. Col. Prosuch were last year’s recipients of the Mentoring Award.

2012 SAME Academy of Fellows
The induction of the 2012 class of Fellows followed the presentation of the 2011 Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award. Thirty seven SAME members, distinguished  for their outstanding service to SAME and to military engineering, graced the stage individually to receive honors. Paul A. Parker, P.E., SES, F.SAME presented the medallions while Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey, CEC, USN, P.E. handed the plaques to each Fellow.

The newly inducted 2012 SAME Academy of Fellows:

Christine A. Afdahl, P.E., F.SAME
COL Donald F. Archibald, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
Elizabeth C. “Claire” Barnett, P.E., F.SAME
CAPT Stephen S. Bell, P.E., F.SAME, CEC, USN
CAPT Michael L. Blount, P.E., F.SAME, CEC, USN (Ret.)
LTC Christopher P. Boruch, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
Glen T. Cherry, F.SAME
Thomas A. Clinton, P.E., F.SAME
Richard A. Delaney, AIA, F.SAME
CM Sgt. Michael Doris, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
COL Emmett H.Du Bose Jr., P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
Julie I. Fisher, F.SAME
Col David W. Funk, P.E., F.SAME, USAF
Dean F. Geers, F.SAME
MG Robert H. Griffin, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
CAPT William George Grip, P.E., F.SAME, USN (Ret.)
Earl D. Groves, F.SAME
Jeffrey A. Kindschuh, P.E., BCEE, F.SAME
Col Peter K. Kloeber, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
Col Irvin B. Lee, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
LTC Philip J. LeGrand, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
Cheryl Lynn Bievenue Majka, P.E., F.SAME
Louis J. Martinez, P.E., DBIA, F.SAME
CAPT Joanne McCaffrey, P.E., F.SAME, USCG (Ret.)
Lt Col Jani L. McCreary, P.E., LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
COL Steven R. Miles, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
David R. Neeley, PMP, F.SAME
Michael G. Pavlides, CFM, F.SAME
Thomas K. Poer, P.E., F.SAME
LTC James A. “Tony” Price III, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
Michael R. Rector, P.E., F.SAME
Ted A. Reece, F.SAME
RADM Sven E. Rodenbeck, Sc.D., P.E., BCEE, F.SAME, USPHS
Eric D. Stahl, P.E., LEED AP, F.SAME
Maj Paul R. Sutto, P.E., F.SAME, USAFR
Col Richard J. Wheeler, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
Sandra Jones Zettersten, AIA, RA, Dipl.-Ing. Architektin, F.SAME

2012 Golden Eagle Awards
An SAME tradition that began in 1996, the Golden Eagle Awards Ceremony acclaims two outstanding Americans for their exemplary contributions to the engineering profession and national security. The 2012 Golden Eagle Awards were presented to Brig. Gen. Ralph V. Locurcio, P.E., F. SAME, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Gen. David H. Petraeus, Ph.D., USA (Ret.) Director, Central Intelligence Agency.

Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E., F.SAME Executive Director, SAME, presented the 2012 SAME Academy of Fellows Golden Eagle Award to Brig. Gen. Ralph Locurcio, USA (Ret.). A Fellow since 1985, Gen. Locurcio was recognized for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the engineering profession. He is currently Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), where he also serves as Director of the Construction Management Program.

Maj. Gen. Merdith W. B. (Bo) Temple, P.E., F.SAME, U.S. Army Acting Chief of Engineers and Acting Commanding General, USACE, presented the 2012 Golden Eagle Award to the honorable Gen. David Petraeus, Ph.D., USA (Ret.) for his prominent leadership and outstanding contributions to national security. Gen. Petraeus is currently serving as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. As Director, he leads the Agency and manages human intelligence, covert operations, counterintelligence, liaison with foreign intelligence services, and oversees open-source collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community and the U.S. government. Director Petraeus has dedicated his life to public service, retiring as a 4-Star General from the U.S. Army on August 30, 2011, after a distinguished 37-year career.

1 response on 2012 Academy of Fellows Events

  1. It was a great time indeed – especially to be able to see some old friends whom I had not seen for over ten years.

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