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Jessica Sanborn

Corps Grad ’14

Jessica SandbornI am from Long Island, New York, and majored in criminal justice at The Citadel. I spent my time in Mike Company (Mighty Mike) for my entire cadet career. I was human affairs corporal, sgt. and officer. I am currently working for a defense contracting company. We were just bought out by Harris Corporation (formerly Exelis/EDO Defense Systems). I serve as the document control administrator of SIMS for two different EDO Defense Systems locations on Long Island. I work with all aspects of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) to include physical, personnel, classified information systems, Operations Security (OPSEC), communications, and the National Industrial Security Program Security (COMSEC). I interface with multiple U.S. government customers on a day-to-day basis. I am responsible for maintaining compliance with all applicable U.S. government requirements and regulations for classified and unclassified information.

What about your time at The Citadel had the most positive impact on your career or life?
The Citadel has had many positive impacts on my life. If I had to pick the greatest one it would have to be handling the stress and pressure of everyday life. Reminding myself of what I have gone through at The Citadel makes me a stronger leader in my career and my personal life. I know for a fact that I am strong, and I truly believe I can overcome any obstacle thrown my way.

Why should young women consider attending The Citadel?
It is a great thing to have a diverse group of people learning, leading and training together. Whether you are a man or woman, if your heart is 100% committed to getting that band of gold, then you should choose The Citadel. Young women in particular should consider The Citadel if they want a different college experience. It’s an experience with structure and discipline; an experience that is meant to break you down and build you up; an experience that will change your entire life, for the rest of your life.

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