Dartmouth resident honored by Navy

Dec 9, 2021

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport employee Tammi McCarraher of Dartmouth, deputy comptroller, recently received a Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the third highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Navy.

McCarraher has earned an outstanding reputation as a consummate professional and leader over her 35-year federal career and has played a critical role in maintaining Division Newport’s financial integrity, according to information provided by Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport.

During her tenure, Division Newport achieved its overhead budget annually between 2015 and 2020, saving the Navy more than $8 million. 

“Her understanding of cash trends has played a key part in Division Newport’s success in maintaining historical files that help Naval Sea Systems Command understand how to proactively manage its cash,” the award states. 

“Additionally, as a well-respected subject matter expert, she regularly mentors others at Division Newport and within the larger warfare center community,’’ the award states.