Monetta Native to Receive Forty Under 40 Award

by Heather Rutherford, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic Public Affairs

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Regional Business Journal has chose Martina Jackson, an worker of Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic in Charleston, South Carolina, as a recipient of the 2019 Forty Under 40 award. Nominated with the aid of means of members of the native community, this elite staff is composed of folks below the age of 40 who excel within the knowledgeable area and network involvement.

Jackson, a local of Monetta, South Carolina, started her profession at NIWC Atlantic as a facet of the pupil co-op software inside the summer season of 2000 and graduated from Clemson University in 2004. Today, she is the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) group lead for NIWC Atlantic supporting the FMS, Air Integration and United States Coast Guard division inside the Fleet C4I and Readiness department.

“It is such an honor to even be known and nominated, allow on my own win,” stated Jackson. “I’m very thankful and humbled, and this win has strengthened my trust to simply preserve being me, be determined, and run my race whereas appreciating and having fun with folks and life.”

Jackson’s volunteer sports are a lot of inside NIWC Atlantic and the native community. She credit her folks with fostering her want to make a difference.

“As a kid, I watched my mother and dad dedicate themselves to supporting others and it was instilled in me then that giving again and serving others is one among probably essentially the foremost valuable issues you may do in life,” stated Jackson.

A science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advocate, Jackson has participated in a number of of NIWC Atlantic’s STEM outreach tasks designed to interact center and excessive college students. As a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Charleston Professionals, Jackson labored with NIWC Atlantic and native business to aid knowledgeable development, youth training courses and scholarships for native excessive college scholars pursuing STEM.

Jackson plays a broad type of network carrier occasions as a member of the Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Charleston chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. She also serves as treasurer for equally organizations.

“This award definitely encourages me to preserve encouraging and uplifting others, regardless of even if at work, inside the network or in my social circles,” stated Jackson.

NIWC Atlantic adds techniques engineering and acquisition to carry news warfare abilities to the naval, joint and nationwide warfighter via the acquisition, development, integration, production, test, deployment, and sustainment of interoperable C4ISR, cyber and news technology capabilities.

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