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Sliwa receives Distinguished Eagle Scout Award

 


Steven Sliwa has been awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon nomination by the Cascade Pacific Council, Hood River Oregon and the Boy Scouts of America. This award is granted to Eagle Scouts who, after 25 years, have distinguished themselves in their life work and who have shared their talents with their communities on a voluntary basis.

Sliwa is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and achieved Eagle Scout, on Feb. 4, 1969. He has continued to serve God, his country, and other people by following the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. His specific accomplishments are as follows:

• Founder at Insitu a leading developer of miniature robotic aircraft and provider of surveillance services;

• Founder of Capital Synergy Partners enabled founder and colleagues to perform management and strategic consulting services;

• President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University;

• Board member of Jeppesen Foundation, San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center;

• Author of 30 papers on topics ranging from aerospace design, multidisciplinary system optimization, adaptive control theory, and academic re-engineering. Received NASA awards for outstanding publications;

• Inventor awarded two patents (smart gun dock and air-start propellers for UAVs)

In recognition of these and other achievements the Boy Scouts of America acting on behalf of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, bestowed the honor and rank of Distinguished Eagle Scout which will be awarded to him on June 23.

The National Eagle Scout Association Committee, under the direction of Alumni Relations at the Boy Scouts of America’s national office, selects the recipients of this award. The members of the selection committee are all recipients of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award which was implemented in 1969 and since that time more than 1,850 nominations have been approved. Only the local council of the Eagle Scout’s primary residence may nominate.

 

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