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Each year the Los Angeles Chapter of INCOSE honors two of our own for their contributions to the Chapter and for their furtherance of the systems engineering profession. Our Chapter is graced with many volunteers who attend to the many behind the-scenes details that bring home the success of our speaker meetings, tutorials, and special events.

The Susan C. Ruth award is named for the service Susan provided during the first ten years of the Chapter's existence — service in every way possible while never seeking anything other than the betterment of the Chapter. It is meant to recognize LA Chapter volunteers who have given a significant amount of volunteer service to the chapter for at least five years. The President's Award was started in 2003 as a way to distinguish a member who provided service to the chapter while the immediate past president was in office. This award is to honor those who step up and do outstanding work even when they are not elected or appointed to the task.

Susan C. Ruth Award: Paul Cudney, Lockheed Martin (ret.), Member since 2000

President’s Award: Michael Kim, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Member since 2004