Dr. Thomas Reinecke received accolades from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for his dedication to the Quantum Phenomena and Modeling Section at the Naval Research Laboratory. The ongoing work Dr. Reinecke directed centered not only on Navy applications but U.S. Department of Defense as whole. Areas of contribution include quantum well optics and transport, quantum nanowires, and other quantum information technologies. Much of the work is ongoing and covers highly sensitive sensing, quantum information processing, and of course, secure communications. The U.S. DoD has a sizeable program that encompasses the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Army research labs the collaboration is attributed to Dr. Reinecke.