March 24, 2017
Mr. Dick Swan, President and CEO of A.R.M.S., Inc., is honored with the “Chinn Award”
Our President/CEO, Richard Swan, being presented the Chinn Award byNDIA Vice President – Operations, Lt. Gen. Barry D. Bates (Ret.)
The George M. Chinn award is presented annually to honor a government or industry individual who, in the opinion of the Small Arms Division Executive Board, has made significant contributions to the field of small arms and/or infantry weapons systems. A significant contribution is considered to be a creative invention, new design, or innovative concept in small arms weapons, ammunition or ancillary equipment that provides an advancement in the state-of-the-art or capability enhancement that clearly benefits the warfighting or general military capability of the United States. The Chinn Award may also be conferred as recognition to an individual who has performed sustained superior service in a career field of science, engineering, test & evaluation, manufacturing, program management, academic study & research, publishing, or maintenance relating to military small arms or infantry weapons.
The Chinn Award is named in honor of Lt. Col. George M. Chinn, a career Marine Corps Officer who dedicated his life to the study, development and refinement of machine mechanisms. Lt. Col. Chinn is remembered for his work as a gun designer and for having compiled a five volume reference work entitled, “The Machine Gun.”
(Courtesy of NDIA)
It was a further honor to Mr. Swan that the presentations were made simultaneously with Maj. Allen Bootby, USMC, Recipient of the NDIA Carlos Hathcock Sniper Award