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NAWCWD recognizes 29 at Point Mugu Honorary Awards ceremony

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the winners of the Michelson Laboratory Award during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the winners of the Michelson Laboratory Award during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo

Jun 27, 2018

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Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the winners of the Dr. Manuel A. Garcia Memorial Award during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo)

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the ...

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION, POINT MUTU, Calif. - Twenty-nine Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees were recognized for continued excellence in a variety of categories as part of the command’s annual Honorary Awards ceremony at Point Mugu on June 21; a separate ceremony honoring employees at China Lake was held June 19.

“These ceremonies are so very important,” said Joan Johnson, NAWCWD’s executive director, “because they give us an opportunity to recognize and really celebrate the accomplishments of our teams and teammates. We have world-class facilities ... but they mean nothing without our people.”

At Point Mugu, individuals and teams were recognized in six categories.

The Michelson Laboratory Award recognizes individuals for technical excellence based on outstanding performance of their individual duties. Recipients of this award are selected for significant achievements in management and leadership, which further the mission of NAWCWD or important achievements in resolving specific technical problems in ordnance development, test and evaluation. The Point Mugu recipients of this award were Jeff Dieterich and David R. Purdy.

The Captain Kenneth A. Walden Memorial Award, in honor of Walden’s personal involvement in providing motivation and leadership to others to achieve technical and operational objectives, is given to civilian or military employees who have made significant strides in personal development, career advancement or have made contributions to mission success in NAWCWD’s technical and operational goals within the last three years. The Point Mugu recipients were Michael R. Davis, David W. Gaynor, Linda V. Nguyen, and Richard Wooster.

The Commander Clifton Evans, Jr. Award is reserved for those civilian or military employees who have made significant contributions in information warfare and electronic warfare in one or more of the following areas: organizational design, systems engineering, hardware/software engineering, modeling and simulation testing, and/or employment techniques that enhance combat effectiveness, survivability, and lower costs. The winners at Point Mugu were Aziz Awwad, Thomas Brumfield, Thomas Lam, Stephen Mathis, Darli Nguyen, Clint Stammer, Gary Wu, and Keith N. Yuen.

The Dr. Manuel A. Garcia Memorial Award honors civilian employees who made significant contributions to the methodology and/or validity of the processes for test and evaluation of weapon systems through innovation and/or application of sound engineering principles. Thomas C. Jameson and Brent Sedler were this year’s winners at Point Mugu.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Award recognizes employees who have made outstanding contributions to NAWCWD’s EEO program through excellence in leadership, imagination and perseverance. The sole winner at Point Mugu was John L. Ma, who was recognized in the Supervisory category.

The Warfighter Support Award recognizes employees and teams for specific efforts that provide in-service support for weapon systems or improve warfighter operational capabilities and readiness. Recipients have demonstrated outstanding fleet support and nominees must receive official recognition from an operational activity (active or reserve) identifying the value and improvement provided to the warfighter. The Pacific and Marine Operations Division Fleet Training Support Team – consisting of Nicole Birmingham, Charles Brazeau, Tyron Calloway, Jacqueline Garcia, Joshua Gore, Clara Marie Hatfield, Charles Huenefeld, Gil Scott Jackson, Andrew Lawless, Timothy Sommer, Roger Wigfield, and Matthew Williford – earned the award at Point Mugu.

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<p>China Lake, in California’s Mojave Desert, is home to NAVAIR’s Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD). Few areas in the world offer such wide variety of geographical features in close proximity...mountains, deserts, canyons, caves and forests. The unencroached air and land ranges at China Lake provide unmatched geographic conditions in which to develop and test weapon systems and explore tactics for desert and mountain environments.</p>

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Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the winners of the Capt. Kenneth A. Walden Memorial Award during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo)

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the ...

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the winners of the Cmdr. Clifton Evans Jr. Memorial Award during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo)

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with the ...

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose John Ma, the winner of the EEO Supervisor Award during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo)

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose John Ma, ...

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with members of the Pacific Target and Marine Operations Division Fleet Training Support Team, winners of the Warfighter Support Award, during a June 21 ceremony in Point Mugu, California. (U.S. Navy photo)

Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, left, and Cmdr. Matt Sniffin, NAWCWD vice commander, right, pose with memb ...

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