These awards provide special recognition to individuals, units or organizations that, through their
example, advance a culture of safety within the
Department of the Navy.
The purpose is to further stimulate safety ideas,
suggestions, programs and other actions that will
reduce mishaps and fatalities.
Receiving individual Gordon R. England Safety Awards
for the Navy were Alice “Lisa” Fallon of Fleet Readiness
Centers, Patuxent River, Md., and Brian Fazio of Puget
Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
The Navy Unit award was presented to Naval Diving
and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, Fla. Accepting
the award were Cmdr. Hung Cao, Command Master Chief
Joe Howard and Gary Snyder.
Receiving the individual Gordon R. England Safety
Award for the Marine Corps was
Christopher Acord of U.S. Army
Combat Readiness Center, Fort
The Marine Corps unit award
was presented to Marine Corps
Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Accepting the award on the unit’s
behalf were Lt. Col. David Fairleigh
and Luke Cardona.
STEM Expo Draws
The Navy League’s third annual
Naval STEM Exposition on April
2 brought area students and U.S.
Naval Sea Cadet Corps cadets
together with about 40 companies,
education organizations and sea
service representatives to make
the connections that are so key
to furthering science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and
“Why does that matter to you guys?” Rear Adm.
David J. Hahn, chief of naval research and director
of Innovation, Technology Requirements and Test &
Evaluation, asked in his opening remarks. “It matters
because it’s going to be your job tomorrow.”
The Naval STEM Expo, which is co-sponsored by
the Navy League STEM Institute and the Office of
Naval Research, kicked off Sea-Air-Space.
About 1,000 people attended the event to get
a hands-on look at technologies such as robotics,
unmanned systems and virtual reality, and to hear
about STEM from those who have put it to work in the
hope that they may inspire the next generation of sci-
entists, engineers and innovators.
“The Navy League’s mission and desire is to put science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the
minds of America’s youth and to instill interest in developing basic skill sets to garner these career opportunities
through events like the STEM expo. This is the place to
begin making those connections,” David Todd, national
president-elect and a STEM educator in Portland, Ore.,
said during the introductory remarks. n
Complete coverage of Sea-Air-Space can be found
at www.seapowermagazine.org. Deputy Editor Peter
Atkinson, Managing Editor Richard R. Burgess and Special
Correspondents Daisy R. Khalifa, Otto Kreisher and John C.
Marcario contributed to this report.
Jean-Luc Murray, 12, right, Shai Dahan, 12, center, and Chris Hasel, 12, left, explore the prop-
erties of a Tesla Coil in the Naval Research Laboratory booth at the Naval STEM Expo April 2.
The third annual Naval STEM Expo was sponsored by the Navy League STEM Institute and the
Office of Naval Research.
Sean J. Stackley, acting Navy secretary, spoke of how the current budget
situation and high operating tempo are putting significant stress on U.S.
forces during his address at the Secretary of the Navy Luncheon April 5.