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Retired NUWC Division Newport employees receive DON Civilian Service Awards
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NEWPORT, R.I. - Robert McGovern (center), a retired chief analyst from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Sensors and Sonar Systems Department, receives a Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award from Technical Director Ron Vien (left) and former Executive Officer Cmdr. Michael Kendel (right) during an awards ceremony held on Sept. 29, 2021. During his 35-year career, McGovern gained wide recognition as an expert in acoustic modeling and simulation and for providing critical inputs regarding sonar suite options intended for the future Columbia-class submarine.


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