This is to certify that the Secretary of the Navy has awarded the
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
(Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award)
Sonar Technician (Surface) First Class, David Hollis Megnin, United States Navy

Professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Information Systems Security Manager in USS Chandler (DDG 996) from November 1995 through April 1999. Petty Officer Megnin consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. His technical expertise and commitment to excellence were evident with his sacrifice of over 500 off duty hours, answering trouble calls, upgrading workstations, and installing software upgrades. His dedication provided an invaluable, always on call, service. While upgrading 48 computer workstations to Windows NT, he continued to maintain the Local Area Network, allowing for connectivity to the Internet. This connection raised crew morale by allowing access to the World Wide Web, which includes free electronic mail service. His superlative achievements culminated a distinguished career of over 20 years of loyal and faithful service to his country. Petty Officer Megninís exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in the keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

  (for the Secretary of the Navy)

R. L. Beattie
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer
USS Chandler (DDG 996)