DR. GEORGE W. PATTERSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT: As chief chemist and powder expert, Dr. George Patterson is remembered for his work accomplished during his 41-year tenure, including developing smokeless and flash-less gun powders. This award honors an individual for outstanding technical accomplishment supporting the NSWC IHEODTD mission and advancing some area of technology.

Presented to Angel Diaz, EOD Department engineer, for leading the Graphically Layered Aiming System Supported By Orthogonal X-ray (GLASSBOX) effort. GLASSBOX revolutionizes the ability to translate X-ray images into 3-D virtual objects, thus allowing EOD technicians to evaluate and dispose of a threat they cannot directly see.