08/12/2011

Noble wins NNSA defense program award

Robert H Hirschfeld, LLNL, (925) 422-2379, hirschfeld2@llnl.gov



Chad Noble

The Lab's Chad Noble, a weapons designer/engineer in the Weapons and Complex Integration directorate, has been named a winner of a Defense Programs Employee of the Quarter award by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  
 
Recipients of the awards are recognized for going beyond the call of duty in supporting the mission of NNSA's Defense Programs.

Noble was recognized for designing and analyzing a recent LLNL hydrotest fired at Site 300's Contained Firing Facility that provided an improved understanding of a use control technology present in the current U.S. stockpile and under consideration for future Life Extension Programs.
 
Don Cook, NNSA's deputy administrator for Defense Programs, said: "The Defense Programs Employee of the Quarter Awards recognize the commitment to improving the way we do business by those who lead by example. NNSA is fortunate to have talented and dedicated professionals who are truly leaders in their fields working to promote our nuclear security mission."


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