DVIDS – News – NUWC Division Newport technical project manager receives Superior Civilian Service Award

NEWPORT, R.I. — Peter Harrigan, technical project manager in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department, recently received the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award for his outstanding contributions toward unmanned systems from January 2010 to May 2020.

Vice Adm. William Galinis, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, signed the award, which is the second highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the Navy. Harrigan received the award during a ceremony on Aug. 24 with Division Newport Commanding Officer Capt. Chad Hennings and Technical Director Ron Vien. Harrigan’s wife Georgia attended the event.

A resident of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Harrigan, has worked tirelessly to develop and evolve all aspects of the Submarine Launched Aerial System, known as the Advanced Weapons Enabled by Submarine Unmanned Aerial Systems for Mobile (AWESUM) targets. He assembled a team to create a small-sized unmanned aerial system launched undersea through a

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