DoD Innovator Awardees


Meet Awardees From Across the Defense Enterprise in the DoD Innovator Spotlight Series

The Office of the Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology awards exceptional personnel in the fields of Research and Development, STEM, and Technology Transfer with the following awards:

Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter Award recognizes extraordinary service by DoD scientists and engineers that demonstrate exceptional work on behalf of the Department.

STEM Advocate of the Quarter Award recognizes outstanding STEM education and outreach efforts that further the mission of the Department of Defense.

Technology Transfer (T2) Advocate of the Quarter Award recognizes outstanding Technology Transfer efforts that further the mission of the Department of Defense.

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Meet the awardees and learn about their cutting-edge work and best practices.

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Recent Innovator Awardees

Ms. Sarah Buttrick
Technology Transfer Advocate of the Quarter

Ms. Sarah Buttrick

Strategic Planning and Technology Transfer (T2)
U.S. Navy, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS)

Ms. Buttrick started at PNS in 2009 and graduated from Bryant University with a B.S. in Business Administration that same year. She held positions in Quality Assurance prior to transferring to Nuclear Material Support in 2011. From 2011 through 2016, she focused efforts on Nuclear Material Corporate Process Improvement Initiatives. In January 2017, she accepted a position in the Business and Strategic Planning Office. Shortly after PNS achieved Federal Technology Transfer Laboratory status in March of 2017, Sarah was selected as the Strategic Planning and Technology Transfer Branch Head and became the Shipyard’s Office of Research and Technology Applications facilitator in December 2018.

Learn more about Ms. Sarah Buttrick


Dr. Cynthia Gagliano Doil
STEM Advocate of the Quarter

Dr. Cynthia Gagliano Doil

Scott Air Force Base School Liaison Officer
U.S. Air Force

Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” Gagliano Doil is the School Liaison Officer, Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. She serves as the installation subject matter expert and representative for issues and processes involving Local Education Agencies on all K-12 educational matters relating to public, private, and home schooling. Responsibilities include managing, coordinating, and facilitating education support to maximize the opportunity for academic success of military associated children.

Learn more about Dr. Cynthia Gagliano Doil

Meet DoD Innovator Awardees

Annie Bullock-Yoder

Technology Transfer Advocate of the Quarter
Annie Bullock-Yoder

Steven Corbin

STEM Advocate of the Quarter
Steven Corbin

Jenna Dix

Technology Transfer Advocate of the Quarter
Jenna Dix

Dr. Abigail Juhl

Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter
Dr. Abigail Juhl

Dr. Oscar A. Perez

STEM Advocate of the Quarter
Dr. Oscar A. Perez

Dr. Edward Diehl

Technology Transfer Advocate of the Quarter
Dr. Edward Diehl

Tiffany Owens

STEM Advocate of the Quarter
Tiffany Owens

Dr. Igor Linkov

Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter
Dr. Igor Linkov

Dr. Khanh D. Pham

Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter
Dr. Khanh D. Pham

Dr. Jonathan Vernon

Laboratory Scientist of the Quarter
Dr. Jonathan Vernon