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Dahlgren, VA - DAHLGREN, Va. (Sept. 11, 2018) – U.S. Navy Ensign Dillard Patton’s parents, Dale and Sharon, place officer shoulder boards on their son’s uniform at his commissioning ceremony held at the Aegis Training and Readiness Center. The NSWC Dahlgren Division System Safety Engineering Division civilian engineer was commissioned into the officer ranks of the Naval reserves through the Direct Commission Officer program. The newly commissioned officer expressed a special appreciation to his family during the ceremony. “Without your support, I wouldn’t be standing where I am today,” said Patton. “You have stood by my side through my best and my worst, but in all instances you motivated me to give it my all and succeed.”


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