The College of Mary Washington graduate and chief know-how officer of the Naval Floor Warfare Middle Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) will ship the UMW Graduation Handle subsequent month.
Jennifer E. Clift, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Know-how Officer of NSWCDD, Virginia’s largest federal employer of analysis and improvement, will handle the college’s alumni on the 112th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Might 6, at 9 a.m., at Mary Washington’s Ball Circle.
In her present position, Clift leads the imaginative and prescient and drives efforts to advance the Middle’s technical capabilities by means of investments, partnerships, and training. She oversees the middle’s innovation lab, science and know-how portfolio, tutorial partnership, and know-how switch efforts.
All through her 25-year profession with NSWCDD, Clift has served in quite a few technical and organizational management roles. As vice chairman of the Electromagnetic Methods and Sensors Division, she has led a 600-strong group that helps analysis and improvement within the areas of digital warfare, spectrum operations, and superior sensors.
She additionally served as Chief of the Electromagnetic Results, Digital Warfare, and Sensor Methods Division at NSWCDD, and because the former Director of the Workplace of Irregular Warfare, finishing assignments at US Particular Operations Command and US Central Command.
Clift acquired a Bachelor’s diploma in Enterprise Administration from Mary Washington and was just lately inducted into the UMW Enterprise Faculty Corridor of Fame. She holds a grasp’s diploma in Nationwide Safety and Strategic Research – with a concentrate on insurgency and terrorism – from the US Naval Warfare Faculty, and in Methods Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate Faculty. She is at the moment pursuing her Ph.D. in Engineering from George Washington College.
Clift additionally holds a Certificates in Methods Engineering and a Diploma in Joint Skilled Navy Training. She is a member of the Skilled Acquisition Society and recipient of the Civil Service Benefit Award.