Firepower Awards

2016 Firepower Awards Luncheon
November 3, 2016 –The Skylands At Randolph

The Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) held its 36th Annual Firepower Awards Luncheon at The Skylands at Randolph, Route 10W, Randolph, New Jersey on November 3, 2016. Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients:

  • Peter Altavilla, Alion, Chapter Appreciation Award
  • Gary Barber,PM-CCS, Victor Lindner Development Award
  • Brigadier General Patrick Burden,Deputy PEO-AMMO, Firepower Management Award
  • Don Chrans,General Dynamics-OTS, Firepower Management Award
  • Dennis Diehl,General Dynamics-OTS, Wilfred Hosking Production Award
  • Brian Fuchs, ARDEC, Firepower Technology Award       
  • Chris Grassano, PEO-AMMO, Firepower Management Award
  • John Irizarry, PM-CAS, Victor Lindner Development Award
  • Paul Manz, PEO-AMMO and PM-CAS, Victor Lindner Development Award
  • Dan Olson,OrbitalATK, Firepower Technology Award
  • Larry Sotsky, ARDEC, Wilfred Hosking Production Award


What are the Firepower Awards?

The Firepower Award is a highly prestigious honor. Annually, the award is bestowed on individuals whose outstanding service in the areas of Management, Technology, Development, and/or Production have been deemed as a major contribution to the National Defense.

At the time of the Firepower Award event, the Chapter considers nominations for the John A. Ulrich Medal. It is awarded to one person a year who has served in a Program Management capacity, and provided outstanding service in that position. The Awards Committee may also recommend other special awards, including the National, Pioneer, International, Special Chapter, Service, and Chapter Appreciation Awards.

Detailed nomination packages for the Firepower Awards and the John A. Ulrich Medal are releasead annually and available for download on this website (nominations typically open in June).