May 19, 2016
The annual Awards Banquet and Presentation for 2016 was held at the Officers Club at Fort Meyer, in Arlington, Virginia on May 19. Keynote speaker for the banquet was Dr. Michael Coble, who was also the incoming President of the Academy.
Dr. Coble is a Forensic Biologist in the Applied Genetics Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Previously, Dr. Coble was the Chief of the Research Section at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory, where he was involved in resolving a number of high profile historical cases including the genetic identification of the two missing Romanov children. His presentation reviewed this fascinating forensic investigation.