260 employees at the Pantex Plant and the Y-12 National Security Complex received National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs Awards of Excellence at an annual ceremony held recently at the respective sites. The recipients were recognized at the sites by members of site management as well as Steve Goodrum, NNSA Assistant Deputy Administrator for Stockpile Management at NNSA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“I find it an honor to come out and represent Defense Programs,” Goodrum said. ”You do incredible and important work. I noticed the sign at the entrance today said ‘The Front Line of Global Security,’ and I want you to know that each and every part of these jobs being done contributes to the meaning of that sign.”
The awards are given annually to recognize significant achievements in quality, productivity, cost savings, safety or creativity in support of NNSA and the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
Geoff Beausoleil, NNSA Production Office manager, said: “I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the Defense Program awards ceremonies as they serve to display the amazing technical and engineering capabilities and know-how that exist at both sites. Your work sets the standard for nuclear weapons production. I encourage you to keep raising the bar.”
Teams and individual contributors were recognized for their contributions to several Defense Programs projects, including assembly and disassembly efforts, deinventory of materials, and design and engineering teams.