MIT Lincoln Laboratory welcomes 2013 Military Fellows

On 6 September, the 2013 participants in MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Military Fellowship Program attended a day-long orientation. In addition to receiving an introduction to the Laboratory and its facilities, the Fellows attended a seminar presented by Colonel David Pendall, the U.S. Army Intelligence Liaison to Lincoln Laboratory and a participant in the Fellows program. COL Pendall, who has worked with the Bioengineering Systems and Technologies Group during his fellowship, discussed the tactical applications of biometrics in military operations.

2013 Military Fellows  
The 2013 Military Fellows include three senior U.S. Army officers; seen here in dress uniforms, they are COL David Pendall (left), LTC Deborah Ellis (center), and MAJ David Price (right).   

Fourteen officers from last year's group of Fellows are returning to continue their research, and eight new officers have been assigned to the program. In addition to COL Pendall, two other senior officers are participating in the Fellowship Program. Major David Price is a candidate in the U.S. Army's Training with Industry Program, which is designed to give skilled officers exposure to the organizational practices and production methods of the defense industry. He is assigned to the Wideband Tactical Networking Group. Lieutenant Colonel Deborah Ellis, U.S. Army, is a Senior Service School candidate assigned to the Bioengineering Systems and Technologies Group. She will be doing research at the Laboratory while taking national security management courses through MIT's Security Studies Program. The other 19 Fellows are students working toward advanced degrees at MIT, Northeastern University, and Harvard University. During the academic semester, they will be performing research at the Laboratory two days a week and taking courses at their respective universities the remaining weekdays.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory supports the professional development and education of active-duty military officers by annually awarding Lincoln Laboratory Military Fellowships. Since the program's inception in 2011, the Laboratory has sponsored military officers from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and Marines. Fellows have been master's degree students from all of the military academies, Training with Industry officers, and Senior Service School attendees. In addition, students from all of the Service academies have completed summer internships at the Laboratory.

Posted September 2013

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