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NEWS | May 23, 2022

Kevin Castleberry Receives the Department of the Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal

By SUPSHIP Groton Public Affairs

SUPSHIP GROTON, Conn. (May 18, 2022) – Vice Adm. William Galinis, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, presented Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Groton, Team Member, Kevin Castleberry, Code 156B, VIRGINIA Class Construction Manager, Changes/CM Division, the Department of the Navy Civilian Service Achievement Medal in recognition of his significant contributions to the United States Navy while serving as Changes, Budget and Construction Manager, VIRGINIA Class from January 2021 to February 2022.  Supervisor of Shipbuilding Groton, Captain Andrew Gillespy stated “While conducting oversight of Electric Boat in its execution of the VIRGINIA Class program, your effort to oversee completion of the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) of USS SOUTH DAKOTA (SSN 790) which included several significant modifications not included on previous VIRGINA Class Submarines; completion of the PSA for USS DELAWARE (SSN 791); completion of the new construction period of PCU OREGON (SSN 793) and PCU MONTANA (SSN 794), all of which happened simultaneously, demonstrated considerable acumen during a time of intense production pressure.” Furthermore stated Gillespy, “Your personal involvement in the budgeting, contract changes and specification deviation approval was instrumental in this monumental accomplishment.” Gillespy concluded “Your work has been of substantial benefit to the United States Navy and to the nation.”