Spotlight on...Jeanette Wittman
December 20, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.-Juggling the responsibilities of dual careers was Jeannette Wittman's reality.
A management analyst with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground's Enterprise Resources Division, Wittman also served as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard until she retired in September as a command sergeant major with 25 years of service.
"If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't do anything different," Wittman said.
The native New Yorker started her career in 1987 when she joined the Army as a motor transport operator. Upon completion of her active duty tour, she joined the MDARNG. Over the years, Wittman pursued and obtained a college education, starting with an associate degree and culminating with a master's degree, all the while managing a full time job, military duties, a household and raising three children.
Eventually Wittman's civilian career transitioned to contracting when in 2007, she accepted a job as a contract specialist with the National Security Agency. Two years later, she joined ACC-APG.
As her civilian career progressed, the responsibilities of her military career also increased.
While working as the brigade command sergeant major with the 58th Troop Command, she also served as the state's civil support ground joint task force command sergeant major.
Reflecting on both her civilian and military careers Wittman said, "I believe that anything is possible. There's no limit to what a person can achieve if they strive for the best."
Wittman plans to continue working for ACC-APG and now has more time to devote to her husband, three daughters and friends. But for now, Wittman is "just chillin."