National Engineering Society Names New President

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Monday, July 29, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 29, 2013) – The National Society of Professional Engineers installed Robert A. Green, P.E., F.NSPE, as president for the 2013–14 year at the Society's annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Green works for the dean as the undergraduate coordinator of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. In this position, he acts on behalf of the dean in matters involving undergraduate students and manages the college's Computer Initiative. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State. He also has a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and is working on his dissertation in public policy and administration.

Prior to his current position, Green was the chief test engineer and manager of the field operations team with the Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory (DIAL), a research department in the College of Engineering. His areas of expertise while at DIAL were gas analysis, stack sampling and other EPA test methods, infrared pyrometry, the design of intrusive probes for measuring specific parameters in harsh, high temperature, particle-laden environments, and the design of experiments.

Green also serves as a Navy reserve officer and was recently selected for promotion to the rank of captain (O-6). He is a naval engineering duty officer with expertise in the area of design and acquisition of ships and ships' systems and combat systems. He is currently the commanding officer of SurgeMain Region Gulf, which includes seven units that support maintenance activities at the nation's four public shipyards. Prior assignments have been with the Norfolk Naval Ship Yard, Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard, Naval Sea Systems Command, and as commanding officer of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Detachment 609, the Amphibious Ready Group Intermediate Maintenance Activity Detachment 0948, USS Emory S Land (AS-39) Detachment 407, NAVSEA St. Louis, and NAVSEA Houston. He is also a qualified facilitator for reserve officer leadership training and a science fair judge for the Office of Naval Research. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

Active in NSPE for more than 25 years, Green has served in numerous leadership roles, including the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee, the Student Chapter Task Force, and the Communications Task Force. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Budget Committee, House of Delegates, and the liaison to NSPE's five interest groups. In 2007 he was named an NSPE Fellow.

In addition to these duties, Mr. Green is a past president of the Mississippi Engineering Society, is an elder within the Presbyterian Church PC (USA), and holds various other positions in volunteer and professional organizations, including member of the Advisory Board of the Starkville Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Military Affairs Committee.






The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 35,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 400 chapters. For more information, please visit

EDITOR'S NOTE: High-resolution photos of Green and the award ceremony are available in digital format.