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Rear Admiral Joseph J. Krol Receives the NNSA Distinguished Service Gold Medal Award

Rear Admiral Joseph J. Krol, United States Navy (Ret) and Associate Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Emergency Operations, recently retired after over 40 years of dedicated Federal Service. As part of the nuclear security enterprise, Admiral Krol has lead emergency management efforts across the Department of Energy’s (DOE) complex since 2004 and has made significant contributions to the national security mission of the NNSA, the DOE, and the Nation.                                                                 

DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.) presented the NNSA Distinguished Service Gold Medal Award during Admiral Krol’s retirement ceremony. The medal is the highest award granted by the NNSA, and recognizes Admiral Krol’s exemplary dedication and leadership of the Office of Emergency Operations.NNSA Blog