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Dahlgren Vol. 25, No. 5, Mid-MAY 2014 What’s Inside ECRWSS Postal Patron • Pre-Sort STD U. S. POSTAGE PAID Permit #82 Woodstock, Va. 22664 The Journal Press, Inc. • (540) 775-2024 Awardees honored for continuing NSWC Dahlgren’s heritage of supporting Warfighters with innovative technological solutions John Joyce NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications Judges praise NavyMentored STEM students with awards – and a poem Baseball played under the roof of history 2 8 King George residents love Dog Gone Family Fun Day at Dahlgren 9 CSCS awards 2014’s 1st quarter COQ 3 Navy scientist honored for making laser weapons a reality 4 Dahlgren — Eighty-two individuals and 18 groups were honored with 21 different Navy and Dahlgren Division awards as the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) held its annual honor awards ceremony on May 7, 2014. “We are recognizing individuals and groups who share a commitment to excellence in executing the important work we do in support of NSWC Dahlgren Division, the Navy and our community,” NSWCDD Commander Capt. Brian Durant told more than 220 military and civilian personnel at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren campus. “What you are going to hear in the sound bites reflects a lot of hard work and accomplishments over the past year. This is why I am honored to be the commander of NSWC Dahlgren Division.” Dr. James E. Colvard - Technical Director of the Naval Weapons Laboratory from See AWARDS, page 5 Dwayne Nelson holds the Commander’s Diversity and Inclusion Award while Dr. Michael Hamilton (pictured to Nelson’s right) holds the Dr. Charles J. Cohen Science and Technology Excellence Award after they were presented the awards and congratulated by Capt. Brian Durant, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commander, and Dennis McLaughlin, NSWCDD Technical Director at the command’s annual Honor Awards Ceremony. Ret. Army Lt. Col. Awarded Legion of Merit at NSWC Dahlgren — Lt. Col. Jill Wagner, U.S. Army Ret., was awarded the Legion of Merit before an audience of senior Navy technical leaders and managers here April 14. Martin Westphal - Vice Director for Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers/ Cyber, Joint Staff, Pentagon pinned the Legion of Merit Medal on Wagner at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) weekly leadership team meeting, commending Wagner for her many achievements in service to the nation. The award honored Wagner for exceptionally meritorious service over a distinguished career while serving in various positions of increasing responsibility, culminating as the Action Officer, Directorate for Command, Control, Communications and Computers / Cyber (C4), Joint Staff (J-6). “Lieutenant Colonel Wagner’s career accomplishment’s resulted in lasting improvements to intelligence support for warfighters worldwide,” according to the award’s citation. “Her exemplary service and commitment to the nation through times of war and peace has been steadfast, unwavering and in keeping with the Army core values.” The J-6 represents the joint warfighter in support of C4 requirements in validation and capability development processes while ensuring joint interoperability. Currently, Wagner supports the NSWCDD Asymmetric Defense Systems Department as a civilian. “The Asymmetric Systems Department congratulates Jill Wagner on her recent service recognition with the Legion of Merit Award, and is pleased to have her recently join our Mission Assurance Division team,” said Ted Ruane, NSWCDD Infrastructure, Networks, Analysis and Assessment Branch Head. “Her 21 years of See WAGNER, page 3 Lt. Col. Jill Wagner, U.S. Army Ret., displays her Legion of Merit award citation with Martin Westphal, Vice Director for Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, Joint Staff Dahlgren’s Official, Unofficial base newspaper • We’re all about Dahlgren

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