NAWCAD Commanders Awards 2018 - RDML Lemmon

Commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon, gives remarks during the Commander’s Awards ceremony at Patuxent River, Md. January 8, 2019. Lemmon is also assistant commander for research and engineering at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).Commander of Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Rear Adm. John S. Lemmon, gives remarks during the Commander’s Awards ceremony at Patuxent River, Md. January 8, 2019. Lemmon is also assistant commander for research and engineering at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). (U.S. Navy photo)

NAWCAD Commander’s Awards honor innovation excellence across the command

The command recognized significant technical achievement during its 18th annual Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Commander’s and Innovation Awards at Patuxent River today.

“The teams and individuals honored today took on, and continue to tackle naval aviation’s greatest challenges,” said Rear Adm. John Lemmon, commander of NAWCAD. “Their efforts drive us toward realizing our imperatives to revolutionize readiness, increase lethality and develop our talent.” Lemmon is also assistant commander for research and engineering at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

The individuals and teams awarded were selected from over 45 nominations. They represent some of NAWCAD’s most innovative and important scientific contributions to naval aviation in 2018. 

NAWCAD Commander’s Award – Individual

Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Air Vehicle Team Lead, Andrew Guy

Naval Air Warfare Development Command’s Air Defense Strike Group Facility, Shawn Alicia

CH-53K Integrated Test Team, Lauren McKay

NAWCAD Commander’s Award – Team

Littoral Combat Ship Immersive Virtual Ship Environment team, led by Chris Korn

Ship & Air Integrated Warfare, ePerformance Solutions team, led by Linda Davis

T-45 Propulsion and Power, Aero Performance and Flight Test team, led by Rod Blodnikar

Airborne Systems Training and Research III (ASTARS III) Aircraft Modification team, led by Frank Mazur

MH-60R Radar team, led by Lt. Timothy Boyce

F/A-18 Weapon and Store Compatibility Test team, led by Maj. Matthew DeCoursey

F/A-18 Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Test team, led by Johnathan Stephens

E-2D Support Equipment team, led by Mariam Corrigan

F-35 Closed Bay Firefighting Tool team, led by Edward Transferni

NAWCAD Innovation Awards

NAWCAD Hangar 6 Robotic Forklift team, led by Kyle Hart

Dampening technology to mitigate landing-induced shock into a helicopter landing gear, led by Nicholas Sofocleous

Hypoxia Training Research & Development team’s hypoxia trainer, led by Beth Atkinson

NAWCAD Patent of the Year

U.S. Patent number 9,499,283. “Freeplay Measurement Device.” Invented by Anthony Olszewski 

NAWCAD supports the research, development, engineering, test, evaluation and sustainment of all Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and airborne weapon systems. With facilities in Patuxent River, Maryland; Lakehurst, New Jersey; and Orlando, Florida, the command delivers high-quality, affordable products in support of military operating forces worldwide.

For more information about NAWCAD, please go to www.navair.navy.mil/nawcad or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MyNAWCAD/.

NAWCAD Commanders Awards Audience

Dozens gather for the 18th annual Commander’s Awards at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md. January 8. The ceremony recognizes individuals and groups who made significant technical contribution to naval aviation during 2018. (U.S. Navy photo)

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