The Etter Award is presented annually to scientists and engineers who have clearly demonstrated a superior accomplishment that is technically outstanding and highly beneficial operationally to the Department of Navy and national defense.
The selection process is highly competitive and each submission impressively demonstrated high levels of professionalism and scientific and engineering achievement.
Dr. Etter, a former ASN (RD&A), established the award in 2006 to recognize Navy civilian and military personnel for superior scientific and engineering achievements, and to promote continued scientific and engineering excellence.
Nearly 35,000 Navy scientists and engineers are eligible each year to receive the award. Selected honorees demonstrated exceptional scientific and engineering achievement in their field during the preceding calendar year.
The NRL recipients honored as the 2019 Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers: