ION Fellows and Honorary Fellows

The Council of the Institute of Navigation has established the grades of Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the Institute.


An individual may be nominated for selection as a Fellow Member or Honorary Fellow on the basis of his/her distinguished sustained professional contributions to the advancement of the Technology, Management, Practice and Teaching of the Arts and Sciences of Navigation, and/or for lifetime contributions to the Institute.

ION Fellows

Former members of the ION who are not currently active members of the organization may be elected to non-voting Fellow Membership.

Honorary Fellows

Election to Honorary Fellow Membership is authorized for non-members of the Institute of Navigation who are qualified by their accomplishments for recognition as a non-voting Fellow Member. Members of other national institutes of navigation are also considered in this category.


Nominations can be submitted online, by fax to 703-366-2724, by email to or by mail to:

Chairman, Fellows Selection Committee
The Institute of Navigation
8551 Rixlew Ln., Suite 360
Manassas, VA 20109

Nominate a Fellow


Nominations must be received by October 15. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.

Past Recipients

2017: Dr. Naser El-Sheimy
2017: Tim Murphy
2017: Dr. Sam Pullen
2016: Dr. Anthea J. Coster
2016: Karl Kovach
2016: Dr. Gary McGraw
2015: Dr. Attila Komjathy
2015: Dr. Yu (Jade) Morton
2015: Dr. Frank van Diggelen
2014: Dr. Mark Psiaki
2014: Mr. Logan Scott
2014: Prof. Peter Teunissen
2013: Ronald L. Beard
2013: Dr. Alan G. Evans
2013: Prof. Terry Moore
2012: Patricia Doherty
2012: Dr. John Raquet
2012: Prof. Chris Rizos
2011: Dr. David Burch
2011: Dr. Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska
2011: Dr. Günter W. Hein
2010: Dr. Raynor L. Duncombe
2010: Mr. John W. Lavrakas
2010: Dr. Boris Pervan
2009: Dr. Michael S. Braasch
2009: Dr. Inder J. Gupta
2008: Mr. James T. Doherty
2008: Dr. Mikel M. Miller
2008: Mr. Marvin B. May
2007: Dr. Christopher J. Hegarty
2007: Dr. James Huddle
2007: Mr. David J. Pietraszewski
2006: Dr. John W. Betz
2006: Dr. Duncan B. Cox, Jr.
2006: Dr. Todd Walter
2005: Anthony S. Abbott
2005: Dr. James L. Farrell
2005: Larry D. Hothem
2005: Joseph N. Portney
2005: BGen (retired) Keith R. Greenaway
2004: Dr. Penina Axelrad
2004: Dr. M. Elizabeth Cannon
2004: Prof. Richard B. Langley
2004: Dr. Benjamin B. Peterson
2004: Mr. Sterling R. Anderson (Posthumous)
2004: Maj. Gen. John W. Hepfer (Posthumous)
2004: Dr. Leonard Kruczynski (Posthumous)
2003: Dr. Alison Brown
2003: Mr. Patrick Fenton
2003: Mr. John A. Klobuchar
2003: Prof. Gérard Lachapelle
2003: Dr. Pratap Misra
2003: Dr. Benjamin W. Remondi
2003: Ms. Karen Van Dyke
2003: Mr. Charles Trimble (Honorary Fellow)
2003: Dr. Kai-Tuen Woo (Posthumous)
2001: Prof. Per Enge
2001: Mr. Roy E. Anderson
2001: Mr. Gaylord Green
2001: Dr. Richard L. Greenspan
2001: Dr. Rudolph M. Kalafus
2001: Mr. Keith D. McDonald
2001: Mr. John R. Moore
2001: Mr. Winslow Palmer
2001: Dr. Frank van Graas
2001: Mr. Alexander B. Winick
2001: Dr. Charles R. Cahn (Honorary Fellow)
2001: Mr. Colin Hugh McIntosh (Posthumous)
2001: Major Gen. Norris B. Harbold (Posthumous)
2001: Mr. Milton B. Trageser (Posthumous)
2000: Brigadier General Robert A. Duffy, USAF (Ret.)
2000: Mr. Ronald R. Hatch
2000: Dr. William J. Klepczynski
2000: Mr. Mortimer Rogoff
2000: Dr. P. Kenneth Seidelmann
2000: Colonel Leonard R. Sugerman, USAF (Ret.)
2000: Dr. A.J. Van Dierendonck
2000: Mr. Phillip W. Ward
2000: Mr. Michael W. Richey (Honorary Fellow)
2000: Dr. Richard Anderle (Posthumous)
2000: Brigadier General Charles Blair, USAF (Posthumous)
2000: Dr. Samuel M. Burka (Posthumous)
2000: Colonel Carl J. Crane, USAF (Posthumous)
2000: Captain Ross Freeman, USN (Posthumous)
2000: Dr. Walter R. Fried (Posthumous)
2000: Mr. Charles E. Hastings (Posthumous)
2000: Mr. William O´Brien (Posthumous)
2000: Mr. Patrick Reynolds (Posthumous)
2000: Mr. Frank B. Brady
2000: Mr. Ronald Braff
1999: Mr. David W. Allen
1999: Dr. John C. Bellamy
1999: Dr. R. Grover Brown
1999: Mr. Roger L. Easton
1999: Mr. Edward L. McGann
1999: Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson
1999: Dr. James J. Spilker, Jr.
1999: Mr. Thomas A. Stansell, Jr.
1999: Mr. William J. Tull