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Goddard Medal

GoddardThe Goddard Medal is named in honor of Maj. Gen. Guy H. Goddard, U.S. Air Force.

Presented for outstanding contributions to military engineering, including military troop construction, base maintenance, and contingency engineering. The medal was first awarded in 1973.

Criteria: Outstanding contributions to military engineering, including military troop construction, base maintenance, and contingency engineering. Review Air Force Instruction 36-2817 for detailed criteria and nomination procedures.

Eligibility: One Goddard Medal will be awarded to each of the following:


  • an enlisted member of the United States Air Force active component;
  • an enlisted member of the Air Force Reserve;
  • an enlisted member of the Air National Guard.

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Past SAME Goddard Medal recipients


  • 2012
    Active Duty: Senior Master Sgt. Gary R. Szekely, USAF
    Reserves: Senior Master Sgt. Gary W. Smith, USAF
  • 2011
    Active Duty: Senior Master Sgt. Joel A. Jones, USAF, 86th Civil engineer Squadron/CEM, Ramstein AB, Germany, U.S. Air Forces-Europe
    Reserves: Chief Master Sgt. Michael L. Bowden Jr., USAFR, 434th Civil Engineer Squadron/CEOH Grissom ARB, Ind., Air Force Reserve Command
  • 2010
    Active Duty: SMSgt Gary L. Souder, USAF, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron Yokota Air Base, Japan
    Reserves: MSgt Adam M. Cronk, USAF, 624th Civil Engineering Squadron Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
  • 2009
    Active: Master Sgt. Ignatius M. Sanchez
    Anderson Air Force Base, Guam
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt.Christopher V. Thai
    Langley Air Force Base, Va.
  • 2008
    Active: Master Sgt. Jeffrey J. Dunn, USAF
    407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Mark S. Stoler, USAF
  • 2007*
    Active: M.E. Yancey
    Reserve: J.F. Gabriel
    National Guard: A.R. Quintana
  • 2006
    Active: Senior Master Sgt. Stephen W. Batherson,
    99 CES/CEOP, Nellis AFB, Nev. (ACC)
    Reserve:     Master Sgt. Grady C. Raynor Jr.,
    916 CES/CEMB
  • 2005
    Active:     Master Sgt. Mark D. Barlett,
    25 CES/CEOP
    Reserve:     Command Master Sgt. Bobby G. Moore,
    HQAF Reserve Command
    National Guard:     
    Senior Master Sgt. Mark E. Robertson,
    179 CES
  • 2004
    Active: Master Sgt. Jerry D. Burns, 27 CES/CEOP
    Reserve: Master Sgt. Judy L. Whibee, HQAF Reserve Command/CEXO
    National Guard: No 2004 Awardee
  • 2003
    Active: Master Sgt. Stanley R. Gilmore
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Lawrence C. Jones
    National Guard: Senior Master Sgt. Ronald W. Woodard
  • 2002
    Active: Master Sgt. Allen E. Jedlicki
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Larry P. Lomax
    National Guard: Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth C. Wolf
  • 2001
    Active: Senior Master Sgt. Roger L. Austin, 31st CES
    Reserve: Master Sgt. David S. Nickel, 916th CES
  • 2000
    Active: Master Sgt. Anthony J. Michels, 56th CES Operations Flight
    Reserve: Master Sgt. Jeffrey T. Jarvis, 202nd Red Horse Squadron
    National Guard: Master Sgt. Douglas J. Gilbert, 916th CES Operations Flight
  • 1999
    Active: Staff Sgt. George A. Waring, III
    Reserve: Tech. Sgt. Naomi L. Gabriel
    National Guard: Master Sgt. John M. Findorak
  • 1998
    Active: Master Sgt. James D. Stillwell
    Reserve: Staff Sgt. Laurie C. Stensland
    National Guard: Tech. Sgt. William J. Pullar
  • 1997
    Active: Master Sgt. Jon. D. Saiers
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Johnnie D. Bolen
    National Guard: Master Sgt. Dwight D. Barber
  • 1996
    Active: Master Sgt. Robert M. Dorriety
    Reserve: Senior Master Sgt. Joseph E. Andrews
    National Guard: Tech Sgt. Scott D. Terry
  • 1995 Senior Master Sgt. Martin B. Tabor
  • 1994 Senior Master Sgt. David A. Ambelang
  • 1993 Senior Master Sgt. Keith D. Ogles
  • 1992 Master Sgt. John L. Harris
  • 1991 Senior Master Sgt. Joseph H. Lounder
  • 1990 Senior Master Sgt. Toby Moore, Jr.
  • 1989 Senior Master Sgt. Ronald J. Libey
  • 1988 Senior Master Sgt. Wayne M. Benson
  • 1987 Senior Master Sgt. Willie J. Carter
  • 1986 Senior Master Sgt. Richard P. Driscoll
  • 1985 Senior Master Sgt. James R. Keefe
  • 1984 Senior Master Sgt. James T. Merek
  • 1983 Senior Master Sgt. Bob G. Buckles
  • 1982 Chief Master Sgt. Woodrow F. Giddens
  • 1981 Senior Master Sgt. Dennis James McAvoy
  • 1980 Senior Master Sgt. Arthur J. Hanrahan
  • 1979 Master Sgt. Aaron T. Durr
  • 1978 Master Sgt. Joseph A. Workman
  • 1977 Master Sgt. Winston T.Parrish
  • 1976 Senior Master Sgt. Larry J. Frick
  • 1975 Senior Master Sgt. John R. Reed
  • 1974 Tech. Sgt. David L. Crump
  • 1973 Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth L.Frazier, Jr.

*Further information on these candidates is unavailable. If you have information regarding these awardees, please contact SAME HQ.

Curtin Plaque

Curtin_PlaqueCurtin Plaque is a plaque named in honor of Maj. Gen. Robert H. Curtin, U.S. Air Force.

Presented for the most outstanding unit during the calendar year. This plaque was first awarded for 1966.

Criteria: Most outstanding unit in three categories: small, large and Air Reserve Component. Review Air Force Instruction 36-2817 for detailed criteria and nomination procedures.

Eligibility: Unit of the United States Air Force Civil Engineer, Air Force Major Air Command, or other Air Force Civil Engineering activity.

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Past Curtin Plaque Recipients

2012
49th Civil Engineer Squadron Holloman AFB, N.M.
27 SOCES Cannon AFB, N.M.
145 Civil Engineer Squadron Charlotte Douglas Air National Guard Base, N.C.
2011
115th Civil Engineer Squadron
52nd Civil engineer Squadron
355th Civil Engineering Squadron
2010
482nd Civil engineering Squadron
4th Civil Engineering Squadron
23rd Civil Engineering Squadron
2009
554th RED HORSE Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (Small Unit)
60th Civil Engineering Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (Large Unit)
134th Civil Engineering Squadron, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn. (Air Reserve Component)
2008
100th Civil Engineer Squadron, United Kingdom (Small Unit)
18th Civil Engineer Group, Japan (Large Unit)
108th Civil Engineer Squadron, N.J. (Air Reserve Component)
2007
21st CES (Small Unit)
4th CES (Large Unit)
126th CES (ANG) (Air Reserve Component)
2006
100 CES, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom (USAFE) (Small Unit)
3 CES, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (Large Unit)
118 CES, Nashville, Tenn. (ANG) (Air Reserve Component)
2005
35th CES, Misawa Air Force Base (Large Unit)
314th CES, Little Rock Air Force Bse (Small Unit)
2004
18th CES, Kadena Air Force Base (Large Unit)
341st CES, Malmstrom Air Force Base (Small Unit)
2003
52nd CES, Spangdalhlem Air Force Base (Large Unit)
27th CES, Cannon Air Force Base (Small Unit)
2002
86th CEC, (Large Unit)
43rd CES, (Small Unit)
2001
437th CES, (Large Unit)
31st CEC, (Small Unit)
2000
52nd CES, (Large Unit)
92nd CES, (Small Unit)
1999
49th CES, (Large Unit)
56th CES, (Small Unit)
1998
86th CES, (Large Unit)
92nd CES, (Small Unit)
1997
52nd CES (Large Unit)
4th CES (Small Unit)
1996
10th CES Grp. ,(Large Unit)
31st CES, (Small Unit)
1995
12th CES, (Large Unit)
437th CES, (Small Unit)
1994
2Oth CES (ACC), Shaw AFB, SC (Large Unit)
14th CES, Columbus AFB, MS (Small Unit)
1993
432nd CES, Misawa AB, Japan (Large Unit)
17th CES, Goodfellow AFB, TX (Small Unit)
1992
355th CES (ACC), DavisMonthan AFB, AZ (Large Unit)
96th CES, Dyess AFB, TX (ACC) (Small Unit)
1991
351st CES(SAC), Whiteman AFB, MO (Large Unit)
27th CES (TAC), Cannon AFB, NM (Small Unit)
1990
90th CES, F.E. Watren AFB, WY (Large Unit)
5099th CE Operations Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK (Small Unit)
1989
2852nd CES, McClellan AFB, CA (Large Unit)
27th CES, Cannon AFB, NM (Small Unit)
1988
36th CES, Bitburg AB, Germany (Large Unit)
1010th CES, Cheyenne Mountain Complex, CO (Small Unit)
1987
325th CES (TAC), Tyndall AFB, FL (Large Unit)
347th CES (TAC), Moody AFB, GA (Small Unit)
1986 6510th CES, Edwards AFB, CA
1985 18th Cbt. Spt. Gp. (PACAF), Kadena Air Base, Japan
1984 432nd CES (PACAF), Misawa Air Base, Japan
1982 42nd CES, Loring AFB, ME 1983 2849th CES, Hill AFB, UT
1981 436th CES Dover AFB, DE
1980 56th CES, MacDill AFB, FL
1979 100th CES, Beale AFB, CA
1978 52nd CES, 52nd Cbt. Spt. Grp., Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
1977 475th CES, Yokota AFB, Japan
1976 341st CES, Malmstrom AFB, MT
1975 67th Cbt. Spt. Grp., 6767th CES, Bergstrom AFB, TX
1974 90th CES, Warren AFB, WY
1973 317th CES (TAC), Pope AFB, NC
1972 Civil Engineering Shool, AF Institute of Technology, Air University, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
1971 3202nd CES (AFSC), Eglin AFB , FL
1970 27th CES (TAC), Cannon AFB, NM
1969 4756th CES, Tyndall AFB, FL
1967 96th CES, Dyess AFB, TX 1968 355th CES, Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
1966 4510th CES, Luke AFB, AZ


 

Oren Medal

ORENThe Oren Medal is named in honor of Rear Adm. John B. Oren, U.S. Coast Guard.

Presented for outstanding contribution to military engineering by a civilian or military member of the U.S. Coast Guard. This medal was first presented in 1968.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution to military engineering through achievement in design, construction, administration, research, or development.

Eligibility: Regular or reserve U.S. Coast Guard officer in an active, inactive, or retired status; or a U.S. Coast Guard civilian employee, or retiree, of equivalent grade.


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  • 2012 Lt. John C. Adams, USCG
  • 2011 Cdr. Jason Beatty, USCG
  • 2010 Lt. Laura Smolinski, USCG
  • 2009 Tony van Winden
  • 2008 Lt. Cdr. Andrew Brown, USCG
  • 2007 Col. Douglas R. Sundstrom, P.E., CFM, USMC (Ret.)
  • 2006 Capt. Dale E. Walker, USCG (Ret.)
  • 2005
  • 2004 Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin L. Davis, USCG
  • 2003 David M. Hammond
  • 2003 Lt. Cmdr. James J. Dempsey, USCG
  • 2002 Lt. Michael J. Ennis, USCG
  • 2001 Lt. T. Wade Gesele, USCG
  • 2001 Debra Chinn, P.E.
  • 2000 Lt. Jon Hickey, P.E., USCG
  • 1999 Lt. John P. Slaughter, USCG
  • 1998 Cmdr. Brian S. White, USCG
  • 1997 Lt. Cmdr. Andrew P. Kimos, USCG
  • 1996 Alfred A. Jacobs
  • 1995 Lt. Cmdr. Patrick W. Barnes, USCG
  • 1994 Cmdr. John C. Miller, USCG
  • 1993 Linda Lefkovitz
  • 1992 Lt. Cmdr. Daniel R. May, USCG
  • 1991 Cmdr. Richard A. Koehler, USCG
  • 1990 Frank Madison
  • 1989 Lt. Christopher D. Mills, USCG
  • 1988 Cmdr. John Malmrose, USCG
  • 1987 Cmdr. Richard E. Cox, USCG
  • 1986 Lt. Thomas H. Briggs, USCG
  • 1985 Bob D. Lamm
  • 1984 Lt. Cmdr. James M. Seagraves, USCG
  • 1983 Lt. Cmdr. James M. Sherman, USCG
  • 1982 David Lebofsky
  • 1981 Lt. Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee, USCG
  • 1980 Cmdr. Harry Tiffany, USCG
  • 1979 Martin J. Boivin
  • 1978 Dr. Robert G. Boggs
  • 1977 Raquel McAllister
  • 1976 Hisashi Imanaka
  • 1975 Cmdr. John R. Wells, Jr., USCG
  • 1974 Cmdr. Walter E. Peterson, USCG
  • 1973 Robert G. Stafford
  • 1972 Byron J. Clark
  • 1971 Lt. Cmdr. K.L. Reichelt, USCG
  • 1970 Gerald B. O'Hara
  • 1969 Jonah Muck (posthumous)
  • 1968 Glen E. Logan

Sargent Medal

Sargent_MedalThe Sargent Medal is named in honor of Vice Adm. Thomas R. Sargent, III, U.S. Coast Guard. The medal is presented in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering or Facilities Engineering. The medal was first awarded in 1980.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution to Coast Guard Civil Engineering or Facilities Engineering.

Eligibility: Active duty Coast Guard Warrant Officer, Chief Petty Officer, or Petty Officer; or a civilian employee of equivalent grade.


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Past Sargent Medal Recipients


  • 2012 Daniel F. Meyers
  • 2011 Chief Warrant Officer Jason Briggs, USCG
  • 2010 Chief Warrant Officer Sean Cox, USCG
  • 2009 Wayne Barnes
  • 2008 CWO James A. McClain
  • 2007 CWO Jay Menze
  • 2006 CWO3 Scott Vorhees
  • 2005 CWO2 John Holtzinger
  • 2004 CWO Stanley F. Wilczynski
  • 2003 CWO Daniel L. Reynolds
  • 2002 CWO Ronald R. Holzinger
  • 2001 CWO Charles Shaffer
  • 2000 CWO4 Harvey Moore
  • 1999 CWO Azel Grasty
  • 1998 Janice McAroy
  • 1997 Gerald S. Ryan
  • 1996 CWO Richard Griewank
  • 1995 CWO Wayne Truax
  • 1994 CWO2 John P. Baker
  • 1993 CWO Tommy Mount
  • 1992 CWO2 Chris Johnson
  • 1991 Nicholas Yaworski
  • 1990 CWO Jon E Runaas
  • 1989 CWO Robert W. Harley
  • 1988 Daniel "Gene" Cunningham
  • 1987 CWO4 Steve Jackson
  • 1986 CWO2 Paul D. Dangreau
  • 1985 CWO2 Daniel Sathre
  • 1984 Harold Spraggins
  • 1983 CWO2 Douglas M. Carroll
  • 1982 CWO3 Roger Lewis
  • 1981 MKCS Charles R. Shepherd
  • 1980 CWO3 Earle J. Madden

Cowart Medal

Cowart_PlaqueThe Cowart Award is named in honor of Vice. Adm. Kenneth C. Cowart, U.S. Coast Guard. The Award is presented for outstanding contribution to the U.S. Coast Guard civil engineering and shore facility management programs. This plaque was first awarded for 1968.

Criteria: Outstanding contribution to the U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering program.

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering and a Facilities Engineering organization.



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Past Cowart Plaque Recipients


  • 2012 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering Unit Providence Providence, R.I.
    Facilities Engineering: Base Elizabeth City Facility Engineering Department Elizabeth City, N.C.
  • 2011 Civil Engineering: Training Center Cape May, Cape May, N.J.
    Facilities Engineering: Facility Design & Construction Center Norolk, VA.
  • 2010 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering unit Miami, Miami, Fla.
    Facilities Engineering: Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md.
  • 2009 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering Unit Juneau, Alaska
    Facilities Engineering: Base Support Unit Portsmouth, VA.
  • 2008 Civil Engineering: Facilities Design and Construction Center, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
    Facilities Engineering: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn.
  • 2007 Civil Engineering: Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) Oakland, CA
    Facilities Engineering: Integrated Support Command (ISC) Kodiak, AK
  • 2006 Civil Engineering: USCG CE Unit Cleveland, OH
    Facilities Engineering: Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD
  • 2005
  • 2004 Civil Enginering: USCG CE Unit Cleveland, OH
    Facilities Engineering: Intergrated Support
    Command, Kodiak, AK
  • 2003 USCG CE Unit, Providence (for Civil Engineering) and Support Center, Elizabeth City Falilities Engineering Dept. (for Facilities Engineering)
  • 2002 CE Association, Facilities Engr. Org., ISS Portsmouth, CEU, Miami
  • 2001 USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center, Pacific (for Civil Engineering) and Air Station Borinquen (for Facilities Engineering)
  • 2000 USCG Facilities Management Dept. and CE Unit, Providence
  • 1996 CE Unit, Oakland
  • 1995 USCG Facilities Design and Const. Ctr. (Pacific)
  • 1994 CE Unit, Cleveland
  • 1993 CG Unit, Providence
  • 1992 USCG Facilities Design and Canst. Ctr. (Atlantic)
  • 1991 USCG Facilities Design and Const. Ctr. (Pacific)
  • 1990 CE Unit, Cleveland
  • 1989 USCG Shore Maintenance Detach., Honolulu, HI
  • 1988 USCG Shore Maintenance Detach., Miami, FL
  • 1987 USCG Facilities Design & Const. Ctr., Pacific
  • 1986 CE Branch, 14th CG District, Honolulu, HI
  • 1985 CE Branch, 7th CG District, Maimi, FL
  • 1984 CE Branch, 9th CG District, Cleveland, OH
  • 1983 CE Branch, 8th CG District, New Orleans, LA
  • 1982 USCG Training Ctr., Cape May
  • 1981 CE Branch, lst CG District
  • 1980 CE Branch, 13th CG District
  • 1979 CE Branch, 5th CG District
  • 1978 CE Branch, Ist CG District
  • 1977 CE Branch, 8th CG District
  • 1976 Engr. Div., CG Activities, Europe
  • 1975 GE Branch, 5th CG District
  • 1974 CE Branch, 7th CG District
  • 1973 CE Branch, 17th CG District
  • 1972 Physical Plant Div., CG Academy, New London, CT
  • 1971 CE Branch, 8th CG District
  • 1970 CE Branch, l2th CG District
  • 1969 CE Branch, 1lth CG District
  • 1968 CE Branch, 3rd CG District
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