Port Deposit, Md. resident recognized by Army research, engineering center
June 26, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A Port Deposit resident was named employee of the year by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 19.
Jonathan Corriveau was recognized in the management, junior engineers and scientists team lead category. He serves as the team leader for future radar technology in CERDEC's Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, or I2WD. Corriveau is responsible for the development of force protection radar technologies and the integration of new technologies into Warfighter systems.
Due to a number of vacant positions as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, that moved CERDEC from Fort Monmouth, NJ to APG, Corriveau assumed responsibility for multiple positions and trained junior personnel who were recently hired after the BRAC transition.
In September 2011, Corriveau became acting chief of the Radar Systems branch of I2WD. The responsibilities of acting chief were in addition to his duties as team leader, which he executed while overseeing the hiring process to fill the vacancies left by the BRAC.
"It [the award] means a lot to me to be recognized for my work," said Corriveau. "Being nominated, and knowing that my boss thinks I'm working very hard and doing a good job, is just as important to me as the award itself."
Corriveau is recognized as a subject matter expert in the area of force protection radar and is regularly called upon to assist and lead studies in this area.
"When I start to see the results of my work really have an effect, it makes me want
to do more," said Corriveau.