Society Awards

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The objective of the OMSA Awards Program is to recognize and reward individuals for an act or achievement or services rendered to OMSA or its purposes. To be eligible for an OMSA award, the act or achievement or service must generally represent an effort beyond that normally expected of a member and may extend over a period of time. The full set of specific rules governing the OMSA Awards Program can be found in the  OMSA Awards Handbook.

The OMSA President appoints the OMSA Awards Committee and Chairman. Its purpose is to compile and present the nominations for OMSA Service Awards to the Board of Directors of OMSA. Any OMSA member may nominate another member or individual for an OMSA award. A reminder notice will be published in JOMSA usually in the January-February issue. The OMSA Board of Directors is the sole governing body to determine final award recipients and the level or type of award to be granted.

A full list of prior recipients is given below, or in more details in the Honors Registry  document available in pdf format for downloaded, by clicking on the link.

DMDISTINGUISHED MEMBER – This is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member by the Society, and it is only awarded for the most exemplary service over a lengthy period of time. The Awards Committee and the Awards Board will closely scrutinize nominations. Approval requires a three-fourth-majority vote of the Board.

 

Distinguished Members:

  • DM#01  Harrold E. Gillingham (1951) †
  • DM#02  Vladimir G. von Rychter (1951) †
  • DM#03  Georg Schreiber (1953) †
  • DM#04  Frederick W. McKay (1955) †
  • DM#05  Dr. Kurt L. Kleitman (1961) †
  • DM#06  Rolfe R. Holbrook (1968)
  • DM#07  S. G. Yasinitsky (1968) †
  • DM#08  John E. Lelle (1980) †
  • DM#09  Harry A. Mohler (1980) †
  • DM#10  J. Robert Elliott  (1984) †
  • DM#11  Cornelius B. Tyson (1986) †
  • DM#12  Lee E. Bishop, Jr. (1993) †
  • DM#13  John M. A. Tamplin (1994) †
  • DM#14  Albert F. Gleim (1997) †
  • DM#15  Jack Boddington (2000) †
  • DM#17 Norman G. Gooding (2002)
  • DM#18 Douglas W. Boyce (2003) †
  • DM#19 Barry C. Weaver (2005)
  • DM#20 Charles P. McDowell (2006)
  • DM#21 Dean S. Veremakis (2010)
  • DM#22 Douglas M. Peck (2010)
  • DM#23 Harry H. Bendorf (2012)
  • DM#24 James K. Hitch (2012)
  • DM#25 Richard A. Flory (2013)
  • DM#26 Mel Mueller (2015)
  • DM#27 William K. Emerson (2017)

† Member now Deceased

DSMDISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL (DSM) – The DSM may be awarded to a member for an extraordinary achievement or for a particularly distinguished period of service to the Society. To justify the award of the Distinguished Service Medal, the achievement or period of service must be far above normal expectations and have materially contributed to the success of the Society. Approval requires a majority vote of the Board.

 

OMSA Distinguished Service Medal Recipients:

  • J. Robert Elliott (1985) †
  • John E. Lelle (1985, 1988, 2000) – 3 awards †
  • Lee E. Bishop, Jr. (1989) †
  • Albert M. Shaw (1990)
  • Jack Boddington (1994) †
  • Albert F. Gleim (1994) †
  • Steven G. Haskin (1998)
  • Charles P. McDowell (2000)
  • Barry C. Weaver (2000)
  • Harry H. Bendorf (2001)
  • Douglas W. Boyce (2001) †
  • Alexander J. Laslo (2002) †
  • Douglas M. Peck (2003)
  • Richard A. Flory (2004, 2011) – 2 awards
  • David L. Riley (2004) †
  • Dean S. Veremakis (2005)
  • James K. Hitch (2009)
  • John W. Royston (2010) †
  • Mel Mueller (2011)
  • Nathan Weiss (2011)
  • Bill Emerson (2012)
  • Steven E. Watts (2012)
  • Steven E. Watts (2017)

† Member now Deceased

MSMMERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (MSM) – The MSM may be awarded to a member for an exceptional achievement or outstanding period of service to the Society. To justify the award of the Meritorious Service Medal, the achievement or period of service must be above normal expectations and of sufficient merit to distinguish the member from those in similar circumstances but of a lesser degree than required for the award of the Distinguished Service Medal. Approval requires a majority vote of the Board.

OMSA Meritorious Service Medal Recipients:

  • Del E. Bassetti (1985) †
  • Steven G. Haskin (1985, 1989, 2015)
  • Kenneth G. Hope (1985)
  • Paul T. Kaparoff (1985, 1989)
  • Cornelius B. Tyson (1985, 1988) †
  • Albert M. Shaw (1985, 1988)
  • Albert F. Gleim (1986, 1992) †
  • Charles P. McDowell (1987)
  • John B. Hayward (1989)
  • John M. A. Tamplin (1989) †
  • J. Robert Elliott (1992) †
  • Paul Peters (1994) †
  • Frank C. Brown (1996) †
  • Terry Carlson (1996)
  • David C. Foster (1996) †
  • M. Ralph Lauro (1996) †
  • Edward F. Murphy (1996)
  • Roger J. Sullivan (1996, 2001) †
  • Peter Hlinka (1996)
  • Robert T. McNamara (1996) †
  • Gary M. Hartman (1997) †
  • Anthony R. Margrave (1997)
  • Barry C. Weaver (1997)
  • Lawrence H. Borts (1998)
  • Joe D. Bryant (1998)
  • Jeffrey B. Floyd (1998)
  • Michael J. Shepherd (1998)
  • Ronald E. Fischer (1999, 2006)
  • Robert H. Reynolds (1999) †
  • David L. Riley (1999) †
  • Dean S. Veremakis (1999)
  • Nathan S. Weiss (1999, 2006)
  • Timothy G. Culbert (2000)
  • Alexander J. Laslo (2000) †
  • Clyde L. Tinklepaugh, Jr. (2000, 2003)
  • Dan Farek (2001)
  • Virginia S. Medlen (2001) †
  • James C. Risk (2001) †
  • C. Peter Mulder (2002) †
  • Richard A. Flory (2003)
  • Melvin D. Mueller (2003, 2009)
  • Thomas J. Nier (2003)
  • E. Gale Hawkes (2004)
  • John W. Royston, Jr. (2004, 2008) †
  • Steven E. Watts (2004)
  • Chris E. Cawthorne (2006, 2007, 2011, 2014)
  • Robert B. Gill (2006)
  • Peter Helmore (2006) #
  • Diana Birch (2007) †
  • William K. Emerson (2007)
  • James K. Hitch (2007)
  • David Winther (2007)
  • David Rucker (2008) #
  • George S. Notarpole (2009)
  • Richard A. Glass (2010)
  • John Allgood (2011)
  • Peter S. Lomdahl (2011)
  • Timothy A. Bartholow (2013)
  • Samuel Lee Graves (2014)
  • Steven G. Haskin (2014)
  • Jeffrey B. Floyd (2016)
  • Charles P. McDowell (2016)
  • Irvin L. Mortenson (2016)
  • Joseph J. Hardman (2017)

† Member now Deceased
# Non-OMSA Member

CMCOMMENDATION MEDAL (CM) – The CM may be awarded to a member for a particular act or period of service that has significantly benefited the Society and of a nature more deserving than recognition by a Certificate of Merit but less than required for the award of the Meritorious Service Medal. Approval requires a majority vote of the Board.

 

OMSA Commendation Medal Recipients:

  • Fred L. Borch (2000)
  • David L. Cabral (2000)
  • Jeffrey B. Floyd (2000, 2004, 2011)
  • Arthur H. Houston (2000)
  • Kenneth R. Johnson (2000) †
  • Vicken Koundakjian (2000)
  • R. J. Malloch (2000)
  • Robert H. Reynolds (2000, 2004) †
  • Adam E. Rohloff (2000)
  • John W. Royston (2000) †
  • Dean S. Veremakis (2000)
  • JoAnn G. Williams (2000)
  • George S. Notarpole (2001)
  • Charles P. McDowell (2002,2004,2009,2011,2014)
  • Mike Quigley (2002)
  • Barry C. Weaver (2002)
  • Edwin T. Wheatly (2002) †
  • Alex Bendyna Jr. (2003)
  • Richard A. Glass (2003)
  • Gary M. Hartman (2003) †
  • Carol Nichols Turner (2003)
  • Guyon W. Turner (2003)
  • George N. Wilhelmsen (2003)
  • Mary Rose Cassa (2004)
  • Edward J. Emering (2004, 2007)
    • Irvin L. Mortenson (2004, 2011, 2013)
    • Robert G. McPherson (2004)
    • Charles A. Pfeiffer (2004)
    • Robert V. Gantner (2005)
    • William K. Emerson (2005 -2 awards, 2013)
    • Paul C. Wallace (2005)
    • David Winther (2005)
    • Eric Bush (2006)
    • John L. Liffiton (2006)
    • Edward S. Hayes (2007)
    • Melvin D. Mueller (2007)
    • Michael B. Riley (2007)
    • Peter Eisert (2008)
    • Charles Oellig (2008)
    • Douglas W. Boyce (2009) †
    • Colburn L. Grabenhorst, Jr. (2009, 2010)
    • Francois Dutil (2010)
    • Steven Ackley (2013)
    • Richard A. Flory (2013, 2015)
    • Clyde L. Tinklepaugh, Jr. (2013)
    • Lawrence M. Watson (2014)
    • Murray A. Louis (2015)
    • Peter Helmore # (2015)
    • Graham Pitchfork, MBE #(2015)
    • Ernest J. Fischer II (2016)
    • Ronald E. Fischer (2016)
    • Frank P. McGovern (2016)

† Member now Deceased
# Non-OMSA Member

LMLITERARY MEDAL (LM) – The Literary Medal Selection Committee, appointed by the President, annually reviews the previous years’ JOMSA articles and make LM award recommendations for no more than three articles. In addition, the committee will review OMSA monographs, medal notes and other deserving publications written by OMSA members and make LM award recommendations.

The articles and publications must be so thoroughly researched, comprehensive, and ground-breaking in content as to clearly set them apart from other published articles and publications. Approval requires a majority vote of the Board.

OMSA Literary Medal Recipients:

  • Lee E. Bishop, Jr. (1985, 1992) †
  • Todd Wheatley (1985,1991,1994,1996,1999) †
  • Anthony R. Margrave (1985, 1996)
  • Kurt G. Kleitmann (1985) †
  • Jack Boddington (1985, 1990, 1994) †
  • Stephen Donoghue (1985)
  • Frank C. Brown (1985) †
  • Daniel J. Farek (1985)
  • Igor V. Victrov (1985, 1994)
  • Ian A. Millar (1986, 1987, 1988)
  • Charles P. McDowell
    (1986,1988-92,1994,2009, 2016-17) – 10 awards
  • Gary A. Mitchell (1986, 1992)
  • John E. Lelle (1987, 1992) †
  • A. Raymond Kroulik (1987, 1989)
  • Robert H. Reynolds (1988) †
  • Douglas W. Boyce (1989) †
  • Brian G. Cannon (1990)
  • Albert F. Gleim (1990) †
  • Barry C. Weaver (1990, 1997, 2004)
  • J. Robert Elliott (1991) †
  • William R. Westlake (1991)
  • Jack A. Meyer (1991)
  • George T. Banister (1991)
  • Albert M. Shaw (1991)
  • James R. Sirmans (1991) †
  • Vicken Koundakjian (1991,1992,1995)
  • Charles A. Hunter (1992) †
  • Ronald E. Fisher (1992, 1994, 1995)
  • Thomas E. Lifka (1992)
  • Gary M. Hartman (1993) †
  • Thomas J. Nier (1993,1995,1997,2002,2015)
  • Irvin L. Mortensen (1993)
  • Richard C. Harrison (1994) †
  • Fred L. Borch (1995-2 awards,1997,
    2001,2003-15, 2017) – 18 awards
  • Arthur H. Houston (1995, 1996)
  • Paul L. T. Kua (1995, 1996, 1998)
  • Frank E. Smith (1996)
  • Kurt A. Stauffer (1996)
  • Janez Svajncer (1996)
  • John P. Mull (1996)
  • Sergui Tsapenko (1996)
  • Edward J. Emering (1997, 1998)
  • Gerald J. Gallagher (1997)
  • Oliver L. Julien (1997)
  • Charles H. Pankey (1997, 2007, 2016)
  • Douglas D. Scott (1997)
  • William K. Emerson (1998,2005, 2006)
  • T. Owain Raw-Rees (1998,2000,2002-3,
    2005-6,2011,2014) – 8 awards
  • Dwyer Q. Wedvick (1998)
  • Andreas M. Schulze-Ising (2001)
  • Edward S. Haynes (2002, 2014)
  • Larry J. Redmon (2002)
  • Mike Thomas (2002)
  • Chris Cawthorne (2003)
  • King Cheung Bassanio Kwok (2004)
  • Dragos Baldesen (2007) #
  • Paulo Jorge Estrela (2007)
  • Daniel E. Speir (2007)
  • David Schwind (2008)
  • George N. Wilhelmsen (2008)
  • Russell Furtado (2009)
  • Lukasz Gaszewski (2009, 2013)
  • Humberto Nuno de Oliveria (2009)
  • Kenneth N. Rogers, Jr. (2009)
  • Eric M. Tripnaux (2010)
  • Steven Carr (2011, 2012)
  • Allen Menke (2011, 2012)
  • Lonnie Borts (2013)
  • Richard A. Flory (2013 – 2 awards)
  • Graham Wilson (2014)
  • Gavin Goh (2015-17) – 3 awards
  • Lloyd Broderick # (2016)
  • Peter Verstraeten (2016)

† Member now Deceased
# Non-OMSA Member

COLONEL ALBERT F. GLEIM MEMORIAL MEDAL (GM) – The Colonel Albert F. Gleim Memorial Medal may be awarded to a member for extraordinary services rendered to the Society or for the purposes of the Society beyond that normally expected.  It will serve as an incentive to greater effort and good morale and to further promote and perpetuate the objectives of the Society.  Approval requires a majority vote of the Board.

 

 

  1. George N. Wilhelmsen (2004) — Best US Exhibit if the Year
  2. Ronald E. Fisher (2005) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  3. Brandon T. Wiegand (2005) — Special US Award
  4. Charles A. Pfeiffer (2006) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  5. Lawrence Watson (2007) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  6. Fred L. Borch (2007) — Special US Award
  7. George N. Wilhelmsen (2008) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  8. George N. Wilhelmsen (2009) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  9. Thomas R. Malhosky (2010) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  10. Douglas M. Peck (2011) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  11. Russell Furtado (2012) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  12. Melvin D. Mueller (2013) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  13. Alvin Friedman (2014) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
  14. George Wilhelmsen (2015) — Best US Exhibit of the Years
  15. George Wilhelmsen (2016) — Best US Exhibit of the Years
  16. Tim Bartholow (2017) — Best US Exhibit of the Year
S.G. YASINITSKY FOUNDER’S AWARD – The S.G. “Yash” Yasinitsky Founder’s Award can be awarded to the best convention exhibit on subjects other than the United States, British or Commonwealth. Named in honor of OMSA’s founder, the silver medal features on one side the OMSA Logo and the other a portrait of “Yash” Yasinitsky with his name in Cyrillic script. Each medal is numbered starting with #101.
 

  1. George Wilhelmsen (2011) – The Norwegian War Cross
  2. Graeme McLeod (2012) –  Out of Africa
  3. George Wilhelmsen (2013) – The Norwegian King Haakon VII’s Freedom Medal (Frihetsmedalje) from 1945 to 1949 and 1988 to 1989
  4. John McEwen (2014) – Decorations, Badges and Medals of the First Republic of Austria
  5. Joe Hardman (2015) – Gefreiter Richard Kniehl, R.I. Regt. 240
  6. Tim Bartholow (2016) – The Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan
  7. George Wilhelmsen (2017) – The Norwegian War Medal (Krigsmedaljen) for World War II

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