Fuller earns Navy civilian award

Fuller earns Navy civilian awardBy STACIE BAILEY

NAWCWD Public Affairs

In recognition of his exceptional technical direction and leadership contributions in the area of solid rocket motor and air-breathing propulsion technology development, Scott Fuller received a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Rear Adm.

Brian Corey, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, during a surprise ceremony at China Lake on July 7.

Greg Wheelock, energetics director for NAWCWD, described Fuller as “an invaluable asset to the command and the Navy” who “engenders commitment, fosters innovation and creativity, and cares deeply about the NAWCWD workforce.”

A 32-year China Lake veteran, Fuller has led the Missile Performance Branch, served as a national lead for tactical missile propulsion and currently coordinates daily operation and strategic development as the head of the Solid Propulsion and Energetics Division.

He represents the Weapons and Energetics Department on a variety of Navy and joint weapons technology initiatives and weapon programs for both air-breathing and rocket propulsion and is a former recipient of the Dr. L.T.E. Thompson and Michelson Laboratory Awards.

“Recent and noteworthy evidence of your technical expertise and stellar guidance was apparent during the Solid Fuel Ramjet Demonstration Project,” his citation stated in part.

“During this accelerated effort, you led a team of young engineers in designing, developing and integrating commercial off-the-shelf and internal technology into a locally developed airframe and in conducting five flight demonstrations, each incorporating lessons learned to successfully execute the project two months early and significantly under budget.”

Pictured: Scott Fuller receives a Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Rear Adm. Brian Corey, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division commander, during a surprise ceremony on July 7 at China Lake. -- U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert

Story First Published: 2017-07-28