ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- An electronics engineer was named employee of the year by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, here, June 19.

Dr. Jeffrey Boksiner was recognized in the individual technical category for his work as the chief engineer of the Antennas and Spectrum Analysis division of CERDEC's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, or S&TCD. Boksiner leads S&TCD work in the area of spectrum efficiency of communication systems. This research aims to reduce the size and improve the performance of Army antenna systems.

Boksiner led and supported multiple research initiatives including the Spectrum Management Task in Networks Program and the Embedded Platform Antenna System program. He has also carried out basic research in several disciplines, gaining recognition from peer-reviewed technical journals.

"Dr. Boksiner has achieved significant recognition, distinguishing himself as a technical leader enabling the directorate to become the Army and Department of Defense leader in technologies to improve spectrum efficiency," according to his nomination package.