Pantex’s Leonardo Lerma and Y-12’s Joseph McVeigh, both of Mission Engineering, are the CNS selected nominees for the Sandia Weapon Intern Program, Class of 2019. The 24th class of the program will receive instruction through a large contingent of subject matter experts in weapon areas including technology, design, and management.
“I have interacted with talented, committed men and women who have opened the door for me to learn about our operations and mission from a regional perspective,” Lerma said. “This internship will further increase my understanding of how multiple organizations within the NNSA operate in pursuit of the greater mission of global security.”
McVeigh said, “I am honored to represent Y-12 in the program. It is humbling to know that I will learn all of the subject matter of the systems that were designed by our nation’s greatest scientists.”
Both men look forward to what they will gain from the program. “The experiences and training I obtain will allow me to better support Y-12’s mission and the people who make it happen,” McVeigh said.
“The prospect of building bridges within the NNSA and teaming with others to solve some of the technical challenges ahead is exhilarating. I am humbled and honored to represent CNS and Pantex in this program,” Lerma said.