Two faculty members of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) who are also staff members at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have received top honors.
Katherine Sullivan, the undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator, announced the recipients of the 2016 Bronze Medal and Distinguished Career Awards to NOAA employees.
One Bronze Medal was awarded to Capt. Andy Armstrong, retired, who is director of the CCOM Joint Hydrographic Center, for planning and establishing a multi-departmental U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project Office to define and document U.S. territorial limits.
John Kelley, affiliate assistant professor at CCOM, received a Bronze Medal for the operationalization of NOAA’s first regional hydrodynamic forecast model in the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
The Bronze Medal is the highest honor award granted by the NOAA undersecretary and recognizes superior performance by federal employees.