Wade Kornegay honored with Army Achievement Medal

Photo of Wade KornegayDr. Wade M. Kornegay, a Division Fellow in the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, was awarded the U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in recognition of his contributions to the Army Science Board during 2004 to 2011. During this tenure on the board, he participated on many studies, including the 2010–2011 Tactical Non-cooperative Biometric Systems Study, the 2008 Innovative Army Organizations Study, and the 2007 Homeland Security/Homeland Defense Study.

Kornegay joined Lincoln Laboratory in 1962 as a member of the technical staff. He served as associate leader and leader of the Radar Signature Studies Group from 1970 to 1986, and as associate head (1986–1993) then head of the Radar Measurements Division (1993 to 2000). Among his numerous awards and citations in recognition of his professional contributions and community service are the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for three decades of contributions to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command; a Scientist of the Year designation from the National Society of Black Engineers; and MIT's Martin Luther King, Jr., Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Education.

Kornegay also served as a member of the Army Science Board from 1991 to 1998, and in recognition of this service, he was awarded the Army Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service. He holds a BS degree with honors from North Carolina Central University, was a Fulbright Fellow studying at Bonn University in Germany, and holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.

Posted April 2012

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