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N.J. Lt. Gov. visits where ‘engineering meets operations’

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. —The lieutenant governor of New Jersey visited the U.S. Army Material Command’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, Ground Activity, or CGA, last month, to learn about the mission growth path.

The CGA, which is part of CERDEC’s Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, or S&TCD, is on the cutting edge of supporting this generation and next generation’s operational gaps for training and cyber activities, something Lt. Gov. Kimberly Guadagno wants to support from outside the wire. … Read More

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Military life is a 400-year old tradition for Army engineer

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.—Serving the United States of America is a longstanding family tradition for James Valentine, an electronics engineer for the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC. Along with fighting in every American conflict, Valentine’s family served and protected their country, even before there was a country.

“I have ancestors who fought for the colonies from the mid-1600s as well,” he said. “It was a big driving point for me to enlist.”

Following in his ancestors’ footsteps, the Cleveland native enlisted in the Army in April 1970, only a few days … Read More

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