Richard H. Barchi Prize

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About the MORS Richard H. Barchi Prize

The Richard H. Barchi Prize, named in honor of CDR Richard H. Barchi, USN (a former Director) and first presented in 1983, recognizes the best paper submitted in response to nominated presenters in each working or composite group at the annual MORS Symposium (MORSS). 

The Barchi Prize winner is selected from among those papers composed and submitted following MORSS. Once each group’s nominee has submitted a paper (or has chosen not to) and a winner has been chosen, the winner will be announced at the following MORSS and awarded $1,000.

Calls for nomination are collected from Working or Composite Group leaders following the Annual Symposium. Paper submissions are evaluated and winners are selected in the spring.

Contact recognition@mors.org with any questions.

Past Award Winners

2021
Dr. Alec D. Barker with Dr. Ben P. Wise, Dr. C. Carlo Fazioli, Mr. Aleksandrs Kruza, Mr. Tony Stephens, Mr. Stuart Whitman, Mr. James Brady, Mr. Charles Starkey, Mr. Rick Lennox, Mr. Michael Cosgrove

2020
Dr. Benjamin Michlin NIWC

2019
Mr. Brandon M. McConnell, Thom J. Hodgson; Russell E. King; Yunan Liu; Greg H. Parlier; Kristin Thoney-Barletta; James R. Wilson

2018
Lt Col Matthew J. Robbins; PhD; Capt Phillip R. Jenkins; CPT Nathaniel D. Bastian, PhD; and Dr. Brian J. Lunday

2017
LCDR Grant Garcia, Mr. Tom Karnezos, Mr. Joseph Adams and Dr. Eli Byrne

2016
Capt Benjamin R. Mayo, Dr. Darryl Ahner and Maj Jason Freels, PhD

2015
Mr. Sean Bhattacharya, Dr. Robert D. Clemence, Captain Robert A. Dinwoodie, Major Jeff D. Groves and Mr. Ian D. Macleod

2014
Dr. David Alderson, Dr. Gerald Brown, MAJ Michael Chankij, Mr. Gregory Mislick, Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, Dr. Javier Salmerón and CDR Harrison Schramm

2013
Christopher Pitcher, Mark Reid, Roxann Oyler, Kimberly Shenk, Doug Hellinger, and Christopher Hergenreter

2012
Shatiel Edwards and Brett Haas

2011
Captain Paul Nicholas and Dr. David Alderson

2010
MAJ Rob Dees, LTC Rob Kewley, LTC Kelly Ward, LTC Scott Nestler

2009
Johannes O. Royset and Maj Daniel N. Reber, USMC

2008
CAPT Joseph A. Mlakar

2007
LTC John W. Brau, Jr, Gerald G. Brown, W. Matthew Carlyle, Robert F. Dell

2006
Stephen Nolan, Robert Stevenson

2005
Tovey C. Bachman

2004
Mike McGinnis, Dave Saunders

2003
Sean O’Brien

2002
Branford J. McAllister

2001
Robert L. Shearer

2000
Kevin P. O'Rourke, T. Glenn Bailey, Raymond Hill, William B. Carlton

1999
Ronald R. Luman

1998
Arthur Brooks, Bart Bennett, Steve Bankes