12 graduate from Naval Sea Systems Command Program at August 23 ceremony

12 graduate from Naval Sea Systems Command Program at August 23 ceremony

Course leads to certification as a Black Belt practitioner of organizations improvement processes

10 employees of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility graduated Friday from the Naval Sea Systems Command Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program in a ceremony at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton.

Two employees from Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific also graduated from the course.

The course leads to certification as a Black Belt practitioner using the Lean Six Sigma methodology. These skills are intended to enable them to lead teams in analyzing work processes to develop improvements in efficiency or quality, according to PSNS & IMF.

“We must keep up with our advancing technology and all the opportunities for innovation that technology presents,” Capt. Dianna Wolfson said at the ceremony, commander of PSNS & IMF. “We need to continue to be agile and ready to act with a sense of urgency. The performance of our shipyard teams on the platforms that ensure and support strategic deterrence is critical to our continued national security.”

Wolfson also noted the importance of the Navy’s work requires the graduates to persevere despite any barriers they may encounter.

“Keep trying, keep pushing, stay engaged, continue challenging, share your knowledge, coach and mentor others in these Lean principles and practices, and always keep learning. You’ve had this awesome training opportunity, and we’ve invested in you toward becoming an expert at improving things. Now help us do it.”

Those that graduated are as follows:

  • Glenn Cote, PSNS & IMF
  • Myles Ian, PSNS & IMF
  • Shelby Marsh-Quinlan, PSNS & IMF
  • Greg Noah, PSNS & IMF
  • Kevin Norton, PSNS & IMF
  • Jennifer Ogletree, PSNS & IMF
  • Donald Smithhisler, PSNS & IMF
  • Anthony Thoennes, PSNS & IMF
  • Camden Wheatcroft, PSNS & IMF
  • Patrick Wombolt, PSNS & IMF
  • John Annonen, SWFPAC
  • Christopher Wishard, SWFPAC

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