Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) Business Director Dane Speer received the Department of the Navy (DON) Civil Service Commendation Medal. The CSCM is the fourth highest civilian award in the Navy. Speer received the award for “professional achievement for outstanding performance as Acting Department Chief, Acting Deputy Department Chief and Acting Director of Business Operations at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division,” according to the citation.
“I am very honored and grateful to be recognized with this medal,” Speer said. “It’s truly humbling to work with such great people who make a critical impact every day for some of the nation’s most technical DoD initiatives.”
As Business Director, Speer oversees strategic activities such as workload planning and assessment, technical capability health assessment, strategic and corporate business planning, investment portfolios, recruitment plans and various other metrics. Lead client advocacy and strategic planning offices, among other programs, will report to Mr. Speer. He also advises the NSWC Crane Technical Director and Commanding Officer of the Command Unit on the Commander’s general health and mission fit.
His citation reads: “His leadership, dedication, readiness and mentoring empowered employees in new roles, delivered exceptional products and services… and provided essential continuity to strategic and strategic operations.”
Speer holds a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University (1988), a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Indiana State University (2012), and a Certificate in Public Administration from Indiana University (2012).
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