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Paul J. Kern Elected to NAE

General Paul Kern Alumnus, and External Advisory Board Member for ME, retired four star general Paul J. Kern has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and will be inducted into the NAE in a ceremony in October 2008 in Washington, D.C. Election ot the NAE is the highest professional recognition that can be afforded an engineer. The NAE citation reads: "For bringing modern digitization technology to bear on military effectiveness, training, and procurement."

He holds Masters Degrees in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has received the College of Engineering Alumni Society Medal. General Kern retired from the US Army in November 2004 as the Commanding General of the Amry Materiel Command, and was later tapped to head the military's internal investigation into the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. During his stellar career, General Kern received the Defense and Army Distinguished Service Medals, Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals for valor, three Bronze Star Medals for service in combat, and three Purple Hearts.

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