SPAWAR Employee Recognized for Community Service
SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (SSC) Atlantic employee Alex Jackson won first place honors in the Community Service/Volunteer category of the Employee of the Year competition sponsored by the Greater Charleston Federal Executive Association (FEA).
Jackson was lauded for his effectiveness sharing his insights and educating others about living with a spinal cord injury. This was the third award Jackson has won in the last month. He received a Joint Base Charleston Volunteer Excellence Award for his success raising awareness about disabilities and access April 28 and he took third place in extemporaneous speaking at the Toastmasters District 58 Table Topics contest April 21.
The FEA awards program reinforces pride in federal service and helps call public attention to the broad range of services provided by federal employees.
Jackson is a 2005 graduate of West Ashley High School and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with a BA and then again in 2014 with a Masters in Corporate and Organizational Communication. He is a writer and member of the SSC Atlantic Public Affairs Office since 2010.
“It's an honor and a privilege to be recognized by the FEA,” said Jackson. “I appreciate that I can share my experiences of living with a spinal cord injury. From driving my van with a joystick system to playing wheelchair tennis, I'm grateful to be able to show others what is possible when living with a disability. I also enjoy working with my coworkers at SPAWAR to make sure employees with disabilities have the accommodations needed in the workplace.”