A pair of researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have been recognized for their significant contributions to the Army’s selection as a 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators Award. Bartley Durst and Toney Cummins with the ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) were named two of the top 20 inventors in the Army for 2009-2011. An ERDC researcher since 1983, Durst is currently chief of the GSL Geosciences and Structures Division. Cummins has worked in a diverse variety of areas within GSL since 1982. He currently serves with the GSD research group, providing technical guidance and oversight to new and emerging research programs. He holds five patents on advanced materials solutions for force protection applications, and currently has an additional four patent applications pending.