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Lt. Cassingham, Former NSA Grad, Receives Award for Work on China’s Dredging

By Catherine L. Grant
January 18, 2017

After graduating with his Master of Arts with a focus Southeast Asia, former NSA student Lt. Grant Cassingham, an officer in the information warfare community, completed a project for the NPS Littoral Operations Center (LOC) while waiting for his follow-on orders. Under the direction of Navy Capt. (ret) Wayne Porter, Director of LOC, Lt. Cassingham researched, compiled, and vetted a list of more than 260 vessels and 60 ownership companies associated with China’s dredging operations in the South China Sea. Earning him a NAM, the lieutenant’s work impressed not only Director Porter, but also Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Vice Admiral Thomas Rowden.  

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