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NSWC Dahlgren Awardees Honored at Management Forum

By NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Division | Feb. 17, 2016

Capt. Brian Durant presents the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Ward to Kathryn Burns

DAHLGREN, Va. - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Durant presents the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award to Kathryn Burns during the command's management forum in January.  Burns - the NSWCDD Chemical, Biological and Radiological Concepts and Experimentations Branch head (acting) - was honored for her leadership associated with Navy science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach efforts.  Burns serves as the NSWCDD National Defense Education Program Virginia Demonstration project lead and as the coordinator for the only fully implemented, in-school K-12 STEM outreach effort. Her STEM coordination efforts effectively leveraged the talents and abilities of Naval scientists and engineers to supplement the education of area students. Through this role, she has greatly increased awareness and interest of area students in naval careers. 



Capt. Brian Durant presents the Naval Sea Systems Command Team Excellence Award to NSWCDD engineer Timothy Van Drew

DAHLGREN, Va. - Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Durant presents the Naval Sea Systems Command Team Excellence Award to NSWCDD engineer Timothy Van Drew during the command's management forum in January. NAVSEA PMS 339 Program Manager Capt. Jeff Sinclair nominated Drew and 26 of his colleagues - all members of the Aegis Ashore Team Trainer development team for their role in producing the "first of a kind" integrated simulator that will exercise the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System teams in a high fidelity environment. The team's success was crucial to the establishment of the President's approach for the Ballistic Missile Defense of Europe and despite many challenges, the team was able to deliver on time and on cost.