By Ms Joyce Conant, ARLNovember 6, 2012
U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers David Lynch and Tanya Lynch both from the Survivability, Lethality and Analysis Directorate (SLAD) and Dr. Bryan Cheeseman and David Hackbarth from the Weapons, Material and Research Directorate (WMRD), were honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions as members of the Namer Capability Assessment Program Team.
The Namer Capability Assessment Program Team conducted armor testing, armor modeling and analysis, underbody blast modeling and structural response assessments.
Each member of the team was awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for outstanding performance during the period of July 2011 through July 2012, while serving as a member of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Namer Capability Assessment Program Team. The medal is awarded for noteworthy achievements and is comparable to the military's Army Achievement Medal, mostly awarded to Soldiers for individual achievement.
According to the citation, the work the team accomplished had a profound impact on the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program by providing critical input data to the GCV analysis of alternatives, fulfilling an international data exchange agreement and ultimately supplying the Department of Defense decision makers with essential information to shape GCV requirements.
Dale Ormond, Director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented the awards at a town hall meeting held at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Sept. 17.
"I am honored to present each of you with the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service," said Ormond. "The expert knowledge you brought to the Namer Capability Assessment Program is a prime example of how the RDECOM workforce and its knowledge of the state of the art and the art of the possible makes us the Army's experts in the acquisition space, whether it's one of our innovations or that of one of our international partners."