This is to certify that the Secretary of the Navy has awarded the
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Sonar Technician (Surface) First Class, David Hollis Megnin, United States Navy

Professional achievement while serving as Combat Systems Information Security Systems Manager, USS Chandler (DG 996) from September to December 1997, while deployed on counter narcotics operations off the western coast of Mexico and Central America.  Petty Officer Megninís tireless dedication and superb commitment to excellence directly resulted in the reliable operation of Chandlerís Automated Information Systems.  Additionally, he established the Marine Satellite Communication Phone for Electronic-Mail service, configuring the hardware and software to allow transmission underway, boosting crew morale and providing a low cost means of voice communications.  Petty Officer Megninís personal initiative, managerial ability and devotion to duty reflected credit upon himself and were in the keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

  (for the Secretary of the Navy)

William D. Center
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy