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NEWS | Sept. 19, 2022

NSWC Crane Business Director Receives DoN Civilian Service Commendation Medal

By NSWC Crane Corporate Communications

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division’s (NSWC Crane) Business Director Dane Speer received the Department of the Navy (DoN) Civilian Service Commendation Medal. The CSCM is the fourth highest civilian award in the Navy. Speer received the award for “professional achievement in his superior performance as Acting Department Head, Acting Deputy Department Head, and Acting Business Director at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division” according to the citation.

“I am very honored and thankful to be recognized with this medal-recognition,” said Speer.  “It is truly humbling to work with so many great people who daily make a decisive impact to some of Nation’s most technical DoD initiatives.”

As Business Director, Speer oversees strategic functions such as workload planning and assessment, Technical Capabilities Health Assessment, strategic and corporate business planning, investment portfolios, hiring plans, and other various metrics. The Offices of Lead Customer Advocate and Strategic Planning, among other programs report to Mr. Speer. He also advises NSWC Crane’s Technical Director and Division Commanding Officer on the Command’s overall health and alignment to mission.

His citation reads, “His leadership, dedication, preparedness, and mentoring empowered employees in new roles, delivered exceptional products and services…and provided necessary continuity for strategic and tactical operations.”

Speer has a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University (1988), Bachelor Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Indiana State University (2012), and a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University (2012).

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