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U.S. Marine Corps Generals and Senior Officers Visit NSWC Dahlgren Division

By NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications | March 8, 2018

DAHLGREN, Va. (Feb, 23, 2018) - U.S. Marine Corps officers led by Maj. Gen. David Coffman, center, and pictured to his left, Brig. Gen. Matt Trollinger, join Capt. Godfrey 'Gus' Weekes, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) commanding officer, center next to Coffman, and NSWCDD leadership in front of the Navy's electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher. NSWCDD engineers briefed the Marine Corps leaders on electromagnetic launchers, hypervelocity projectiles, directed energy weapons, unmanned autonomous systems, and the 155mm moving target artillery round. The Marines saw NSWCDD facilities and the command's capability to develop and integrate complex warfare systems, including the ability to incorporate electric weapons technology into existing and future fighting forces and platforms. Coffman is the director of the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Warfare Division. Trollinger is the Operations Division director for Plans, Policies, and Operations at U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters. Dale Sisson, NSWCDD deputy technical director, is pictured to Weekes' right. Tom Boucher, Office of Naval Research Railgun Program manager, is pictured to the left of Trollinger. Chester Petry, NSWCDD electromagnetic railgun lead systems engineer, stands center back row.