January 22, 2018
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Center for Surface Combat Systems Announces its Domain Small Activity Civilian of the Year

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DAHLGREN, Va. – Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) announced Jan. 28 its Small Activity Civilian of the Year (COY) for 2013.

Mrs. Donna Noyes-Sprankles, a Hampden native, is a Military Support specialist for CSCS Detachment (Det) San Diego, was honored to be selected.

“I am overjoyed and blessed by such recognition from coworkers and peers,” she said. “I sincerely appreciate our Officer-in-Charge Lt. Cmdr. Adam Thompson and the CSCS domain.”

As a Military Support specialist, Noyes-Sprankles is responsible for administrative, budgetary, security, and an assortment of collateral duties that ensure command operations.

“I reported to work at CSCS Det San Diego, known at that time as Aegis Training Support Group (ATSG) in 1991, and every day, I enjoy the amazing personnel and the great sense of pride and professionalism I have in knowing I’m still, in some small way, able to serve our country by ensuring our military men and women are taken care of administratively,” she said.

Thompson said that Noyes-Sprankles deserved to be recognized because of her superior performance.

“Donna is our rock at CSCS Det San Diego,” he explained. “She has several collateral duties that not only help ensure mission success for our military and civilians at our detachment and CSCS West coast components, but also for the U.S. Navy itself. Donna brings dedication, a strong work ethic and a smile to work each day, which to me, defines our Det San Diego community.”

Noyes-Sprankles says she is grateful to work with a remarkable staff.

“I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation toward the talented professionals of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and CSCS domain I have the great pleasure of working for and with every day,” she said.

The Center for Surface Combat Systems mission is to develop and deliver surface ship combat systems training to achieve surface warfare superiority. CSCS headquarters’ staff oversees 14 learning sites, including CSCS Detachment San Diego, and provides almost 70,000 hours of curriculum for close to 700 courses a year to more than 40,000 Sailors. The training center uses a mix of blended learning comprised of instructor led classes, hands-on labs, simulation and computer-based training.

For information on the Center for Surface Combat System, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cscs/

Story by Kimberly Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat Systems