Ann M. Cronin

Presenter: Eric Evans, Director of Lincoln Laboratory

The administrative assistant to the Air Force ROTC unit on campus provides key continuity in a department with a naturally high rate of turnover. Responsible for a heavy workload that ranges from budgeting and issuing uniforms to overseeing large-scale events, she nevertheless finds time to guide young cadets in the ways of the military and to help seniors prepare for active duty. Described as the ‘driving force within the department,’ both influential and essential, she even took the lead this summer when the unit was without a commander. She coordinated repairs following a major leak in the basement, and she planned ahead to ensure that the scholarships cadets depend on would not be affected by changing circumstances.

For her professionalism and commitment to excellence, I am pleased to present this Unsung Hero Award to Ann Cronin.