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    NUWC Division Newport engineer receives DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    NUWC Division Newport engineer receives DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    Photo By Richard Allen | Edwin Rahme (from left), PMS 450, presented Thomas Perron, an engineer in the Naval...... read more read more



    Story by Public Affairs Office 

    Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Thomas Perron, of Niantic, Connecticut, an engineer in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport’s Platform Acquisition Division of the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department, was presented with the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award by Edwin Rahme of the Virginia-class Submarine Program Office (PMS 450) during a ceremony held on Jan. 24 at Progeny Corp. in Groton, Connecticut.

    The third highest Navy honorary award recognizes meritorious civilian service resulting in high value or benefits to the Navy.

    The citation, signed by Program Executive Officer, Submarines, Rear Adm. David Goggins reads:

    “Your tenure as trials manager for the Virginia-class test and evaluation (T&E) program at NUWC has been characterized by your skilled leadership, technical acumen, constant drive toward efficiency and total commitment to the fleet. You met and exceeded T&E requirements for all new construction submarines in the Virginia-class fleet and worked diligently to improve process efficiency. You performed all this while driving innovations and guaranteeing T&E accuracy to ensure that the U.S. Navy was provided with significant advancements in platform and warfare capabilities. You conducted yourself with the utmost professionalism and confidence when shepherding to completion all dockside and at-sea events. You simultaneously undertook numerous collateral responsibilities that benefited not only the Virginia-class team, but many other organizations. Your tireless work ethic and strong sense of duty has gained you the respect of supervisors, colleagues, collaborators and staff.

    “Your continued leadership and unswerving dedication has been of substantial benefit to the submarine fleet, the U.S. Navy and the nation.”

    NUWC Division Newport, part of the Naval Sea System Command, is one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. NUWC Division Newport’s mission is to provide research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, undersea offensive and defensive weapons systems, and countermeasures. NUWC’s other division is located in Keyport, Washington.



    Date Taken: 02.14.2019
    Date Posted: 02.14.2019 16:36
    Story ID: 310820
    Location: NEWPORT, RI, US 
    Hometown: NIANTIC, CT, US

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    NUWC Division Newport engineer receives DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award