Sidney Drell, a member of the LLNL/Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLC) Board of Governors, is the recipient of the NNSA Administrator's Gold Medal of Excellence for Distinguished Service, the highest honorary award granted by the NNSA.
NNSA Administrator Thomas D'Agostino presented the award to Drell in recognition of his many years of exceptional contributions to Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories, NNSA, DOE, and the nation.
Drell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of theoretical physics (emeritus) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford University. Drell, who served as SLAC's deputy director until retiring in 1998, has been active as an adviser to the executive and legislative branches of government on national security and defense technical issues. He is a founding member of JASON, a group of academic scientists who consult for the government on issues of national importance.
To read more about Drell see: https://www.llnl.gov/news/aroundthelab/2012/Mar/ATL-031312_drell.html