U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, deputy chief of staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, visited Sandia California last month to familiarize himself with the site’s contributions to national security through nuclear weapons.
Clark’s California visit was jointly hosted by Dori Ellis, associate labs director for Integrated Security Solutions, and Steve Girrens, associate labs director for Nuclear Deterrence.
Billy Mullins, the Air Force associate deputy chief of staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, and Lt. Col. Shaun Easley, chief of the Air Force Stockpile Science and Technology Branch, accompanied Clark.
Dori welcomed the visitors with a presentation about Sandia/California’s history, capabilities and contributions to national security.
After lunch, Dori and Steve led Clark and his associates to the National Security Resource Center, where they were briefed on stockpile systems by Ben Markel, senior manager. Mike Hardwick, director of weapons engineering for California, provided an overview of modernization programs.