One of the highest honors for an engineer is the Society of American Military Engineers Golden Eagle Award. This award recognizes engineers who have distinguished careers of service to the nation that includes outstanding contributions in engineering, architecture or construction.
Dawson & Associates is honored that our colleague Lt. Gen. (Ret) Bob Flowers, who joined us in 2013 after serving as 50th Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, has been awarded SAME’s 2022 Golden Eagle Award.
For a brief video of Bob’s thoughts on the Golden Eagle Award and its meaning for the engineering community, click here:
In addition to serving as Commanding General, Army Corps of Engineers from 2000-2004, Bob was Commanding General of the Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood. In 1996, President Bill Clinton nominated Bob to be President of the Mississippi River Commission. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
As a result of Bob’s leadership, the engineering community created two awards in his honor:
Robert B. Flowers Sapper Leader Award given annually by the Army Engineer Association to the best team in the annual “Best Sapper” competition held at Fort Leonard Wood; and
Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award given annually by the Society of American Military Engineers.
Other Dawson & Associates colleagues who have received the SAME Golden Eagle Award include the late Bud Griffis (2007) and Lt. Gen. (Ret) Ted Stroup (2014).
Congratulations, Bob! This is a well-deserved tribute to your lifetime of service to the nation and to the engineering profession. It has been an honor for us at Dawson & Associates to count you as a friend and colleague. Many of us have the privilege of serving with you during your years of exemplary work and witnessing it firsthand as we do now.
Robert K. Dawson
President and Founder
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