Albert A. Michelson and Fleet Adm. Chester A. Nimitz Awards

Recognize Outstanding Industry Innovators and Leaders

The Albert A. Michelson Award honors a civilian scientist, technical innovator or group or organization that has demonstrated scientific or technical achievement that has resulted in a significant improvement in the strength of our maritime forces or to the enhancement of our industrial-technology base.  

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award honors a leader of industry who has made a major contribution to our nation’s maritime strength and/or enhanced our national security.  The award is for the person that best exemplifies the leadership, statesmanship and dedication to our country that was exhibited by the award’s namesake, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.  

Nominations must be received no later than Feb. 15, 2020.

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Past Winners

Michelson Award

2019

Dr. Bruce Danly

Director of Research, U.S. Navy

2018

California State University Maritime Academy

2017

Mr. Clifton E. Athon

Principle Scientist, Nuclear Fuel Services Inc.

2011

Dr. Ivan Getting

Office of Naval Research

2010

James Schoppenhorst

BAE Systems

Nimitz Award

2019

Mr. Jim Herdt

CEO, Herdt Consulting Inc.

2018

Ms. Leanne Caret

Executive Vice President, The Boeing Co., President and CEO, Defense, Space and Security

Mr. Matthew J. Mulherin

Former President, Newport News Shipbuilding

2016

Mr. Michael R. Reed

President, L-3 Power & Control Systems, L-3 Communications

2015

Ivan F. Edenzon

Corporate Vice President, Huntington Ingalls Industries

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