In the engineering industry, no award is more respected than the Army Engineer Association’s Gold de Fleury Medal. On August 5, 2016, at a gala honoring achievement in the engineering community, Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Commanding General of the Army Corps of Engineers, presented the 2016 Gold de Fleury Medal to our founder, Bob Dawson.
This is the fourth time a Dawson & Associates member has been awarded a Gold de Fleury. The other three are Lt. Gen. Hank Hatch, Lt. Gen. Bob Flowers, and the late Lt. Gen. Vald Heiberg, III.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from top to bottom helped me attain some important regulatory reforms and a firm path to new starts and new partnerships with project sponsors all around the country,” said Bob in accepting the award. In particular, he cited the 1986 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which he helped enact, as having lasting benefits for both the public and the Corps of Engineers.
The De Fleury Medal stems from the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment’s desire to honor individuals who have contributed to the Corps of Engineers and Army engineering. The de Fleury is named after French Engineer Francois Louis Tesseidre de Fleury, who volunteered to serve with the Colonial Army in the U.S. war for independence.
For more information on the de Fleury medals, click here for a summary from the Army Engineer Association.
The Engineer Regiment awards de Fleury Medals at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. Only one Gold Medal is awarded annually. The United States Army Chief of Engineers awards the Medal to an individual who “exemplifies boldness, courage, and commitment to a strong national defense.”
Stephen Dawson Chief Counsel & Executive Vice President
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