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    NUWC Division Newport team members win PEO IWS first quarter award

    NUWC Division Newport team members win PEO IWS first quarter award

    Photo By David Stoehr | Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employees Kory De Nardo (from left),...... read more read more



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    Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Three Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport employees, members of the SQQ-89 Modernization and Installation Team, were recently recognized with a Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) Team Excellence Award for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023.

    Kainoa Culverhouse and Kory De Nardo, both residents of Swansea, Massachusetts, and Benjamin Lodge of Hopkinton, Rhode Island, employees in Division Newport’s Sensors and Sonar Systems Department, were recognized for the team efforts that have yielded significant benefits for PEO IWS. The team showed “superior leadership and expert management” in planning, coordinating and fielding an undersea warfare system.

    During the first quarter of 2023, the team developed fielding plans in coordination with other PEO IWS, Naval Sea Systems Command personnel, and type commanders to ensure timely, efficient modernization upgrades that are achievable within Chief of Naval Operations availability timeframes.

    “The team’s hard work and dexterity in ensuring IWS 5.0 could recoup these ship installation periods was flawlessly executed,” the award states. “These efforts supported the outfit of cruisers and destroyers with the most advanced undersea warfare combat systems.”

    The team also included Bryan Singleton and Jeffrey Wiggins of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Dam Neck Activity. The winners were recognized during a PEO IWS meeting held in March.

    NUWC Newport is the oldest warfare center in the country, tracing its heritage to the Naval Torpedo Station established on Goat Island in Newport Harbor in 1869. Commanded by Capt. Chad Hennings, NUWC Newport maintains major detachments in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Andros Island in the Bahamas, as well as test facilities at Seneca Lake and Fisher's Island, New York, Leesburg, Florida, and Dodge Pond, Connecticut.

    Join our team! NUWC Division Newport, one of the 20 largest employers in Rhode Island, employs a diverse, highly trained, educated, and skilled workforce. We are continuously looking for engineers, scientists, and other STEM professionals, as well as talented business, finance, logistics and other support experts who wish to be at the forefront of undersea research and development. Please connect with NUWC Division Newport Recruiting at this site- and follow us on LinkedIn @NUWC-Newport and on Facebook @NUWCNewport.



    Date Taken: 05.30.2023
    Date Posted: 05.31.2023 15:13
    Story ID: 445888
    Location: NEWPORT, RI, US 
    Hometown: HOPKINTON, RI, US
    Hometown: SALISBURY, MA, US
    Hometown: SWANSEA, MA, US

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