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Golden Torch Awards to Honor Three Impactful Engineers 9 August 2011

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5Apr11 – ST. LOUIS (NNS) — Commander, Naval Surface Forces presented Golden Torch Awards to honor three impactful engineers, including a Navy Captain, March 26, at the 37th Annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention in St. Louis.

Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis presented the Golden Torch Award for “Lifetime Achievement in Government” to Capt. Richard R. Bryant, special assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Curtis also presented Golden Torch Awards to Milton B. Lee, CPS Energy chief executive officer; for “Life-time Achievement in Industry” and to Travis E. Wiltshire, president/owner, CNG Engineering, as “Entrepreneur of the Year.”

“The Navy is proud to present awards to these remarkable individuals who operate at the top of their fields,” said Curtis. “Each of them holds similar traits: hard work, confidence, sacrifice when needed, and personal pride.”

Curtis said the Navy has changed in his 35 years of service, becoming the most diverse force in the nation’s history. He expressed pride in Navy advances that promote professional development, personal development and education across a force that growingly reflects the diversity of the nation it defends.

Assisted by Rear Adm. Robin Graf, deputy commander, Navy Recruiting Command, Curtis presented five Navy-sponsored scholarships, including two full Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholar-ships to college bound students.

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