Over 60 Lab Staff Recognized With DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards – Los Alamos Reporter
DOE Sec. Jennifer M. Granholm/Courtesy Photo
LANL PRESS RELEASE
More than 60 personnel from four different teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently received honorary awards from Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm — the highest honor an employee or contractor from the DOE can receive.
“Receiving this award is an exceptional achievement,” said lab director Thom Mason. “These teams illustrate the commitment to excellence that has always characterized the Laboratory, and they should be proud of this well-deserved recognition.
The four Los Alamos teams that received awards were the W76-2 Modification Team, the National Ignition Facility Team Burning Plasma Team, the Nuclear Incident Response Stabilization Team and the Materials Removal Team at the Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute.
The DOE Secretary’s Awards formally recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling the DOE’s mission. The laboratory employees who have been recognized are:
W76-2 Modification Team
In recognition of the team’s tireless dedication to designing the submarine-launched W76 warhead to have a low-yield capability.
Burn Plasma in National Ignition Facility Team
In recognition of the team’s first-ever achievement at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The team made advances in lasers, diagnostics, targets, and the physical understanding of capsule coupling and compression that, when combined, resulted in a threefold increase in fusion performance within months.
Nuclear Incident Response Stabilization Team
In recognition of the team’s extraordinary dedication to implementing the National Security Council-led “Capability Forward” initiative, field equipment and training of WMD teams massive in 14 major metropolitan areas of the United States.
Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute Materials Removal Team
In recognition of the exceptional efforts of the team to collaborate at the federal, state and local levels to safely remove radioactive materials from the Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute under an intense and time-limited schedule during the pandemic of COVID-19.
Lawrence McCubbins, Jr.