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VADM Hilarides presents Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards at NSWCDD ceremony

By NSWCDD Corporate Communications | Aug. 18, 2015

DAHLGREN, Va. - Vice Adm. William Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, presents the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Marie Colitti at an Aug. 11 awards ceremony. Hilarides congratulated Colitti and nine of her colleagues  - James Morrissett, Troy Bentz, Lorilee Geisweidt, Amanda Cardiel, Steven Sovine, Keith Manion, Meredith Murray, Jeffery McConnell and Christopher Knowlton - who also received the award for their impact on the Small Surface Combatant Task Force last year. "In response to the Secretary of Defense-directed study of a more lethal and more survivable small surface combatant, these recipients used their professional expertise to assist in the development of an extraordinary body of work that establishes the direction for a significant portion of the U.S. Navy shipbuilding and Force capability that reaches deep into this century," according to the citation. "The unassailable logic, method, and results that these recipients exhibited and applied to this task, provided the Department of the Navy and Department of Defense with the confidence it needs to make decisions of such high importance."  (U.S. Navy photo by Jim Waits/Released)