West Long Branch, NJ - Monmouth University President Paul G. Gaffney II was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering at an awards ceremony held in Washington, DC on October 3, 2010.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education.”

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Monmouth University President Paul G. Gaffney II

President Gaffney, a retired vice admiral from the United States Navy, was elected for technical leadership in naval research and development, and its impact on US defense and ocean policy. He holds an engineering degree and commanded both the Naval Research Laboratory and Office of Naval Research during his Navy career. He continues to participate in federal technology policy forums.

For more information on the National Academy of Engineering, visit http://national-academies.org.