Suffolk cyberwarrior honored

Published 9:44 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association has recognized a military member from Suffolk as a “technology hero.”

U.S Navy Lt. Christopher Martin was selected to receive the association’s Military IT Leadership Award.



The adjunct instructor, a graduate of Grantham University in Kansas, is the Submarine Force Atlantic ashore communications planning/requirements officer and information assurance manager.

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“In this role, he is responsible for coordinating a worldwide network of naval communications stations and transmitters,” according to a news release from Grantham, where Martin teaches courses in computer concepts, advanced microcomputer applications and e-commerce.

Martin was selected for the award for his “numerous efforts in advancing the field of submarine cyber warfare.”

“I cannot adequately express how honored I am,” Martin stated. “This award represents a milestone in my career, one that validates the extensive work accomplished.”

Martin said he couldn’t have earned the award without the support of his wife, sons, and the leadership and co-workers at both Commander Submarine Forces Atlantic and Pacific Fleet.

“I must (also) recognize the knowledge and skills I obtained while earning my Master of Science in Information Management – Project Management at Grantham University,” he stated.

“The courses provided a foundation from which I grew in my career. It is an outstanding privilege to be selected and is a reflection of the investment by many in my career and the trust they have shown in my abilities.”

Recipients of the award were honored at the association’s Spring Leadership Dinner, held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington last month.