Honorary Engineer 2003

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Honorary Engineer of the Year 2003

Gen. Chuck Yeager delivered the keynote address at the Engineers’ Council Honors & Awards Banquet celebrating National Engineers Week on February 22, 2003, in Studio City, CA. Nearly 500 attendees representing aerospace manufacturers, he Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, California State University Northridge, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and others were on hand.  Yeager then presented the Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager International Aeronautical Achievements Award to Colonel Russell E. Schleeh (USAF, ret.).  The Council presented the Centennial of Powered Flight Commemorative Award to Edwards Air Force Base and the Honorary Engineer of the Year Award to General Yeager.

General Chuck Yeager delivering the keynote address
Chuck Yeager with Engineers

General Chuck Yeager delivering the keynote address.

Standing (left to right): Boeing VP & Dpty. General Manager John B. Plowden and his wife Wynn, Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems VP of Engineering, Logistics & Technology Mr. Paul Marchisotto and his wife Linda, Boeing VP and General Manager Byron K. Wood and his wife Nancy, Victoria Yeager. Seated (left to right): Russell E. Schleeh and his wife Mary, Pete Anderson, Chuck Yeager.

Chuck Yeager presenting the Award
Honorary Engineer of the Year Award to Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager presenting the Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager International Aeronautical Achievements Award to Colonel Russell E. Schleeh.

Council President Robert B. Tarn presenting the Honorary Engineer of the Year Award to Chuck Yeager.

Chuck and Victoria Yeager with Russ Schleeh
Pete Anderson, Russ Schleeh, Dan Gurney, and Ron Rogers

Chuck and Victoria Yeager with Russ Schleeh.

Pete Anderson, Russ Schleeh, Dan Gurney, and Council Director Ron Rogers, AIAA.

Chuck Yeager with Neil and Shane Johnson

Chuck Yeager with Neil (left) and Shane (right) Johnson. Shane and Neil are the grandsons of William B. Johnson, past president and important council leader who first presented the Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager International Aeronautical Achievements Award to Chuck Yeager in 1987.

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