The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) presented Defense Programs Awards of Excellence at the end of September to four NNSS teams for their excellent work in support of the Stockpile Stewardship program. Dr. Kathleen Alexander, NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, handed out the awards at the NNSS’ North Las Vegas Facility.
“I recognize that I am here to give out specific awards, but I want to thank each of you for all you do,” Dr. Alexander said. “Important work happens here in Nevada. I am very proud of what we accomplish, and you should be as well.”
Prior to handing out the awards, Dr. Alexander honored LaTonya Burke for her many years of coordinating the award nominations and ceremonies for the NNSS. LaTonya received a Defense Programs coin, an Award of Excellence and an NNSA Administrator’s Achievement Award.
Pictured are the Defense Programs Awards of Excellence honorees. With the teams are Nevada Field Office Manager Steve Lawrence, Misson Support and Test Services President Mark Martinez and Dr. Alexander.