NUWC Division’s Newport Department Head Wins Providence Business News Award for Technical Services Industry Leader


Pat Eno, head of the sensors and sonar systems department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) division in Newport, recently won a Providence Business News (PBN) 2022 Business Women Award in the industry leader category of technical services. These annual awards recognize women leaders in various business, government and nonprofit sectors and their work for their respective organizations.

Eno, a resident of Middletown, Rhode Island, is responsible for technical leadership across the spectrum of naval research, development, engineering and acquisition to deliver state-of-the-art sensors and sonar systems for naval vessels. -naval forms, outboard sensors and unmanned systems.

She has worked in the sensors, sonar, and underwater warfare field for 31 of her nearly 38-year career with the Newport Division and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). In a previous assignment as the Undersea Warfare Systems Engineering Assistant for NAVSEA, Eno led technical security efforts across the Navy. In a key role at the Newport Division, she led Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Posture Improvements and the division’s elite team of technical experts known as Technical Mandate Holders.

“These roles have shown his ability to combine his technical acumen and business acumen to lead one of the Newport division’s largest departments, Code 15, since March 2021,” Price says. “She continued to work steadily to ensure the division’s systems are on track to serve the fleet and that the workforce has the tools they need to develop those systems.”

Eno will be honored at the PBN Awards Luncheon on May 25 at noon in Providence, Rhode Island. For more information, visit

The NUWC Newport Division is a United States Navy shore command within Naval Sea Systems Command, which designs, builds, and supports the United States fleet of ships and combat systems. NUWC Newport provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for submarines, autonomous underwater systems, underwater offensive and defensive weapon systems and countermeasures associated with submarine warfare.

NUWC Newport is the nation’s oldest warfare center, tracing its heritage to the naval torpedo station established on Goat Island in Newport Harbor in 1869. Commanded by Captain Chad Hennings, NUWC Newport maintains significant detachments in West Palm Beach, Florida and Andros Island in the Bahamas, as well as testing facilities in Seneca Lake and Fisher’s Island, New York, Leesburg, Florida and Dodge Pond, Connecticut.

Join our team! NUWC Division Newport, one of Rhode Island’s 20 largest employers, employs a diverse, highly skilled, educated, and skilled workforce. We are always looking for engineers, scientists and other STEM professionals, as well as talented experts in business, finance, logistics and other support services who want to be at the forefront of underwater research and development. Please connect with NUWC Division Newport Recruiting on this site- and follow us on LinkedIn @NUWC-Newport and on Facebook @NUWCNewport.


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