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November 25, 1990

Three U.S. Naval Academy professors, all from the naval systems engineering department, were recently appointed to three-year terms as U.S.

representatives to standing committees of the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC). As part of this international conference, Bruce Johnson, Rameswar Bhattacharyya and Roger Compton will help solve technical problems associated with interpreting the results of model tests on ships and marine vehicles.

Compton was appointed to his first term as the U.S. representative on the High Speed Marine Vehicles Committee, a committee that studies the performance of special craft such as hydrofoil and planing boats, surface effect ships and catamarans.

Two of the professors -- Johnson and Bhattacharyya -- were reappointed.

Johnson was reappointed to a third term as chairman of the Symbols and Terminology Group, a part of the ITTC Secretariat that periodically publishes lists used by naval architects worldwide as a standard for the exchange of technical information. Bhattacharyya was reappointed to a second term on the Powering and Performance Committee which recommends standard procedures for carrying out ship-model tests and full-scale ship trials.

Both Johnson and Bhattacharyya recently attended a weeklong meeting in Madrid, Spain, where they met with 220 delegates from 25 countries to exchange information on improving procedures for investigating ship hydrodynamics and their impact on ship design.

Compton has been the director of Naval Academy Hydromechanics Laboratory since 1987. A former chairman of the academy's naval systems engineering department, Bhattacharyya is currently the academy's program director for naval architecture.

Johnson joined the academy faculty in 1964 and was the director of the academy's Hydromechanics Laboratory (ship model towing basins) from 1976 to 1987. He has been associated with the ITTC Symbols and Terminology Group and its predecessor, the ITTC Information Committee, since 1975. In addition, Johnson gave the keynote address at the International Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computer Aided Design in Ship Design in late September at Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Johnson is from Bowie; Bhattacharyya, from Arnold; and Compton, from Severna Park.


Angela M. Jackson has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of staff sergeant.

Jackson is a financial management specialist at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. She is the daughter of Carol J. and Futrel Jackson of Hanover and a 1989 graduate of Valdosta State College, Ga.


Sgt. Kevin F. Gawel and Sgt. John A. Meyer have been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.

The medal is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage and other outstanding accomplishments.

Gawel is a tank commander at Warner Barracks, Germany. He is the son of Cheryl J. Gawel and Harry O'Neil Sr. of Pasadena and a 1983 graduate of Chesapeake High School. His wife, Rita, is the daughter of Thomas and Barbara Tracy of Pasadena.

Meyer is an infantryman at Nelson Barracks, Neu-Ulm, Germany. His wife, Alteta, is the daughter of Charles and June Danza of Severn.


Sgt. Valerie D. Wyatt has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal.

The medal is awarded to those individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement or meritorious service in the performance of their duties on behalf of the Army. She is a unit supply specialist at Fort George G.


Wyatt is the daughter of Lena M. Green of Fort George G. Meade.


Navy Comdr. Lee O. Moss, whose wife, Holly, is the daughter of Lester A. and Ann R. Morcerf of Millersville, has been promoted to his present rank while serving aboard the submarine USS Dallas, stationed in New London, Conn.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class George H. Snyder, son of Gloria M. and George H. Snyder Jr. of Millersville, has been presented "Silver Dolphins" insignia denoting his qualification as a submariner.

Snyder earned the insignia by completing an extensive course of in-service instruction and demonstrating mastery of both standard and emergency operating procedures for submarines.

He is serving aboard the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M.

Jackson, stationed in Bangor, Wash. He is a 1981 graduate of Old Mill Educational Complex High School.


Navy Lt. Robert J. Brennan, whose wife, Benita, is the daughter of Marvin K. and Betty Burgoyne of Odenton, has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.

The medal is an official recognition of his outstanding accomplishments, and is presented during formal ceremonies.

Brennan is currently serving aboard the fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Von Steuben, stationed in Charleston, S.C. He is a 1977 graduate of Arundel Senior High School and a 1982 graduate of the U.S.

Naval Academy.

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