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The Vice Admiral Emory S. "Jerry" Land Medal


Outstanding Accomplishment in the Marine Field


Scott McClure     Scott Campbell McClure  |  Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc.


Scott McClure is the President of Alan C. McClure Associates, a naval architecture and marine design firm in Houston, Texas. During his 40+ years in the marine and offshore industries, Scott’s experience has ranged from concept design to construction and installation.


Notable highlights of his career include leading the engineering design, analyses, and construction of:


· 30 knot SWATH crew boat Stillwater River,

· well-intervention semisubmersible Q4000,

· deepwater construction vessel Ocean Evolution,

· polar expedition cruise ship Ultramarine, and

· concept development for energy conversion (wind, waves, current).


Scott is currently active in the design of a 100m sailing cargo vessel with hydrogen auxiliary power as well as a 150-passenger hybrid excursion vessel. Additionally, Scott has participated as an expert witness in over forty cases.


Scott has written 11 technical papers, is a SNAME Fellow, and served on SNAME’s Planning, Scholarship, Offshore, Nominating, and Fellows committees.


Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1982 and pursued graduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. After a brief stint with the USCG, Scott landed in Houston, TX, where, with his wife Carol, they raised their three daughters. Today, Scott is a proud grandfather of four and splits his time between Texas and Maine.


  • About The Vice Admiral Emory S. "Jerry" Land Medal
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About The Vice Admiral Emory S. "Jerry" Land Medal

The Vice Admiral Emory S. ‘Jerry’ Land Medal is for "Outstanding Accomplishment in the Marine Field." 

It was established by the Executive Committee in 1952 in honor of Vice Admiral Emory S. ‘Jerry’ Land.

VADM Emory S. Land is recognized as instrumental in the buildup of the U.S. Merchant Marine prior to and during World War II. His role in the design, establishment and maintenance of S-class submarines, Liberty and Victory ships, and merchant ships during those troubled years was a key factor in the country’s success during the war. His mark on the establishment and development of the United States Merchant Marine Academy was also indelible, and his service to his professional society culminated with his serving as SNAME President.

The award title is "The Vice Admiral Emory S. ‘Jerry’ Land Medal." The medal will be made of gold-plated bronze, hexagonal in shape, measuring 2 1/2 inches (6.25 cm) from the top to bottom across the points of the hexagon, the obverse side showing a likeness of Admiral Land and the reverse side carrying an inscription of the award. Eligibility for the medal need not be limited to membership in SNAME. The proposal for award may be made by a member of SNAME in good standing.
The selection of the nominee for the medal shall be made by the Awards Committee of SNAME. The nomination by the Committee and the final award by the Council will require a two-thirds vote of the Committee. Notification of the award will be made prior to the SNAME Maritime Convention (formerly the Annual Meeting) and the medal will be presented with suitable ceremonies at the SNAME Maritime Convention or at such time as the SNAME President may arrange. The medal may be awarded annually.