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NEWS | Aug. 2, 2023

NSWC Crane employee awarded for significant contributions in preparation for the Inspector General Inspection

By Emily Gray, NSWC Crane Corporate Communications

CRANE, Ind. –  A Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) employee was awarded for his significant contributions to NSWC Crane in preparation for the Inspector General Inspection.

Garry Wieneke was awarded the Civilian Service Commendation Medal, which is the fourth highest honorary award within the Department of the Navy, for his work as the Command Inspection Coordinator. In this role Wieneke was charged with preparing NSWC Crane for an upcoming inspection performed by the Inspector General. Wieneke oversaw an inspection preparation team from across the command who performed mock inspections, ensured processes are up-to-date, and self-assessed NSWC Crane’s compliance areas. Wieneke also traveled to an Inspector General Inspection at the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center in Jacksonville, Florida to better understand the overall inspection process and document lessons learned.

Upon receiving his award Wieneke stated that he was incredibly honored to receive such a prestigious award.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this Civilian Service Commendation Medal. I really enjoy being a member of this incredible team and serving others,” stated Wieneke.

During the inspection, Wieneke also provided NSWC Crane’s Commanding Officer and Technical Director regular updates which included high level notes, contact information, the progress of the inspection, and best practices for future inspections. According to his nomination letter, Wieneke also “received multiple compliments on the well-organized preparation and communication with the Inspector General Team as well as the high standards of the preparation and logistics that made for an efficient in-brief and inspection.”

Leading up to and during the inspection, Wieneke worked alongside Michael Wallace who was the Assistant Lead for the Inspector General Inspection Preparation. Due to their combined efforts NSWC Crane completed a successful inspection.

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