The bases for this selection were the professionalism of the subject matter, depth of treatment, the importance of their contribution with respect to its lasting value to the profession, individual effort which sets an example and serves as an incentive for future naval engineering authors, clarity of composition, style and manner of presentation.
Mr. Reuven Leopold, CAPT Edward Svendsen, USN (Ret.) and Mr. Harvey C. Kloehn's paper, "Warship Design Combat Subsystem Integration - A Complex Problem Unnecessarily Complicated," which was published in the August 1972 Naval Engineers Journal, is a major contribution to the naval engineering field. It not only meets all the selection criteria, but calls the attention of the naval engineering community to the critical problems related to the current design process for warships with complex combat systems; the organizational relationships; and the development and implementation of total ship top level requirements as a common naval shipbuilding tool. It is certain to stimulate the community to seek and apply solutions to these problems.
This contribution to the naval engineering profession by Mr. Leopold, Captain Svendsen and Mr. Kloehn makes each of them well qualified to receive the 1972 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.