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Buffalo native receives Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award


Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:30 pm
By Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic Public Affairs/ Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs
Buffalo native Sharon Anderson recently received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award working for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, located in San Diego, during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
"Working for the U.S. Navy is an honor and privilege," Anderson said. "I am humbled and grateful to be recognized with this award and to work with outstanding public affairs and information warfare professionals across both the departments of the Navy and Defense."
Anderson has worked for SSC Atlantic for nearly 18 years and as a Navy civilian for 30 years. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Regent University and serves as senior editor of CHIPS, the Department of the Navy's information technology magazine.
Anderson received the award in lieu of her leadership of the CHIPS program for 17 of its 35 years as the Department of the Navy's IT magazine. Through your steadfast leadership, creativity and journalistic excellence, CHIPS readership steadily grew to 6,343,488 readers in 2016.
As one of its sponsors, the Department of the Navy Chief Information Office considers CHIPS a vital part of its strategic communication. CHIPS is a well-recognized source for Navy leaders and commands to highlight their views and achievements within the defense community and public at large.
SSC Atlantic is a Department of the Navy organization that meets the nation's demands for uninterrupted vigilance, fail-safe cybersecurity, adaptive response and engineering excellence by delivering secure, integrated and innovative solutions to many naval, joint and national agencies.

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