Three of the sixteen members of the MSECE EW cohort members participated in the Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI) hooding Ceremony on Sunday, 8 May. Pictured above are (L-R) Tim Vance, Jawad Abuasabeh, and Brian Christensen. In mid-June, fifteen NSWC Crane civilian employees and one contractor will complete the last class of the first MSECE EW cohort which was assembled by Crane’s Workforce Development Branch and a consortium of three universities: IUPUI, Purdue, and Naval Post Graduate School.
Much time and effort went into curriculum design and preparation to tailor a highly technical educational program designed specifically for Crane Engineers to support our Warfighters. All three universities worked with Crane’s Workforce Development and Spectrum Department to determine the quality of the material. IUPUI will award diplomas through the Purdue School of Engineering and Naval Post Graduate School will award Electronic Warfare Certificates after completion of the current course.
This rigorous technical curriculum began in August 2012 and has experienced a lower- than expected attrition rate of less than 16%. The cohort consists of twelve students from Spectrum, two from Joint Missions, one from Global, and one is a Spectrum contractor.
Cohort participants are:
Jawad Abuasabeh, Nick Amadio, David Badger, Brian Christensen, Jonathon Fesler, Craig Gore, Dave Griffin, Dave Ingalls, Ben Kwon, Bob McKeel, Kyle Murrell, David Roe, Mike Spica, Tim Vance, Jarrett Wendell, and contractor Tyson Fish.
Congratulations to all on a job well done!