MIT alum receives Navy award

Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles NE, SM ’90 was recently recognized with the 2012 Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer Memorial Award from the United States Department of the Navy as part of its Acquisition Excellence Awards. He was awarded this honor for “superb technical proficiency and programmatic skills over the course of [his] career as an Acquisition Professional.”

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition) Sean Stackley NE, SM ’86 presented the award to Admiral Eccles, saying, “Your willingness and ability to work across any of the Department of Defense (DOD) programs, working with specs to solve the most pressing issues and especially getting senior leadership to understand and helping them make those key decisions to keep the Navy on course, exemplifies a good leader, and you have defined the position with character and competence to what a Chief Engineer is.”