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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Awards For NUWC Newport Employees

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Two retired Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employees recently received Department of the Navy (DON) Superior Civilian Service Awards, the second highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Navy. Dr. Gerard “Jerry” Exley, former head of the Undersea Warfare (USW) Electromagnetic Systems Department; and Mark Snyder, who formerly held several positions and was head of the Sensors and Sonar Systems Department, received the awards during the command’s Annual Awards ceremony held July 15, 2021.

DON Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, the third highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Navy, were also presented to two current Division Newport employees and one retired employee during the event. The award winners are Dennis Tierney, head, Infrastructure Division; Rebecca Chhim, director of cybersecurity for USW Systems Combat System Integration for Submarines and USW and a senior scientist and technical manager; and Cheryl Robinson, a retired engineer from the Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department.

210715-N-BZ518-1046Dr. Gerard “Jerry” Exley (center), who retired in August 2020 as head of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Undersea Warfare Electromagnetic Systems Department, receives a DON Superior Civilian Service Award from Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings (left) and Technical Director Ron Vien (right) during the command’s Annual Awards ceremony held on July 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Rich Allen)

 210715-N-BZ518-1050Mark Snyder (center), who recently retired as head of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Sensors and Sonar Systems Department, received a DON Superior Civilian Service Award from Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings (left) and Technical Director Ron Vien (right) during the command’s Annual Awards ceremony held on July 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Rich Allen)

210715-N-BZ518-1043Dennis Tierney (center), head, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Infrastructure Division, receives a DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings (left) and Technical Director Ron Vien (right) during the command’s Annual Awards ceremony on July 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Rich Allen)

210715-N-BZ518-1210715-N-BZ518-1035Rebecca Chhim (center), Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s director of cybersecurity for Undersea Warfare (USW) Systems Combat System Integration for Submarines and USW, receives a DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings (left) and Technical Director Ron Vien (right) during the command’s Annual Awards ceremony on July 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Rich Allen)

210715-N-BZ518-1042Cheryl Robinson (center), a retired engineer from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department receives a DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings (left) and Technical Director Ron Vien (right) during the command’s Annual Awards ceremony on July 15, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Rich Allen)

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