Army Research Lab celebrates 25 years, honors award recipients at gala

November 20, 2017

By Jenna Brady, ARL Public Affairs

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  • ARL culminated its year-long 25th anniversary celebration and honored members of its workforce at the ARL Honorary Award and 25th Anniversary Gala held at Martin's West in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 9.

ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 20, 2017) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate laboratory, recently culminated its year-long 25th anniversary celebration and honored members of its workforce at the ARL Honorary Award and 25th Anniversary Gala held at Martin's West in Baltimore, Maryland.

"Since 1995, we have come together annually to celebrate and recognize the individual and collective achievements of the laboratory's scientists, engineers, analysts, technicians, operations and administrative staff," said ARL Director Dr. Philip Perconti. "Their hard work over the past year exemplifies the extraordinary professionalism and dedication that our laboratory demonstrates every day toward achieving our vision to be the nation's premier laboratory for land forces."

In addition to the Honorary Awards, the ARL Early Career Award was also presented at the gala to Dr. Blair C. Connelly.

This year was special for the lab, as it also celebrated its 25th anniversary with a year-long series of events and initiatives to include a guest speaker series, time capsule ceremony, anniversary publications, internal employee engagement activities and external engagements with partners in academia and industry.

"This year was extremely special for the ARL Family, because we took some time to celebrate our 25th anniversary as a premier laboratory at the forefront of scientific discovery and innovation," Perconti said. "Over these 25 years, ARL has provided the Army and its Soldiers with research and analysis expertise and capabilities that touch on several areas of scientific endeavor. This effort has contributed to the development of better capabilities for our Soldiers, and as we begin to turn our focus to the Army of 2050, will provide the Army with the technical leadership it needs to ensure it can win whenever it is called upon."

Photos from the ARL Honorary Awards are available for viewing and download at the ARL Flickr page.

2017 ARL Annual Honorary Award Winners

ARL Award for Administrative Excellence
Dr. Gregory A. Lieberman, HRED
Lisa M. Holbrook, HRED

ARL Award for Analysis
Riannon M. Hazell, HRED

ARL Award for Community Service
Dr. David R. Baker, SEDD

ARL Award for Diversity
Bruce R. Geil, SEDD

ARL Award for Engineering
Daniel M. Baechle, WMRD
Alex Michlin, WMRD
Timothy L. Brosseau, WMRD
Zachary Wingard, WMRD

ARL Award for Laboratory Operations
Scott B. Moore, SEDD

ARL Award for Leadership
Norman D. Comer, SLAD

ARL Award for Outstanding Supervisor
Dr. Stuart H. Young, CISD

ARL Award for Partnering
Dr. Christopher M. Hocut, CISD
Dr. Andre K. Pattantyus (post doc)
Dr. Yansen Wang, CISD
Robert O. Brice, CISD
Edward D. Creegan, CISD
Michael S. D'Arcy, CISD
Jeffrey S. Swanson, CISD

ARL Award for Partnering
Dr. Chol-Bum M. Kweon, VTD
Dr. Michael T. Szedlmayer, VTD
Dr. Kenneth S. Kim, VTD
Dr. Jacob E. Temme, VTD
Kurt M. Kruger (contractor)
David J. Gondol (contractor)
Richard B. Gerdom (contractor)
Bernard N. Acker, AMRDEC
Curtis J. Stevens, AMRDEC
Joseph A. Gibson, AMRDEC
Christopher A. Lindsey, AMRDEC
Rik D. Meininger, AMRDEC (contractor)
Khanh Q. Dang, AMRDEC
William G. Barnwell, AMRDEC
Andrew V. Giddings, PM, UAS PMO (contractor) Marshall R. Musser, UAS PMO (contractor)

ARL Award for Program Management
Ronald G. Wardell, SEDD

ARL Award for Publication
Dr. John D. Clayton, WMRD

ARL Award for Research Management
Dr. Chakrapani V. Varanasi, ARO

ARL Award for Science
Dr. Conrad Kang Xu, SEDD
Oleg A. Borodin, SEDD
Dr. Arthur von Wald Cresce, SEDD
Dr. Michael S. Ding, SEDD
Dr. Janet S. Ho, SEDD
Fei Wang (contractor)
Dr. Marshall A. Schroeder (contractor)

ARL Award for Technician
Thomas E. Braswell, WMRD

ARL Award for Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Paul H. Shen, SEDD (retired)

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, currently celebrating 25 years of excellence in Army science and technology, is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the joint warfighter and the nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.


Last Update / Reviewed: November 20, 2017