To say that Lauren Maloney is busy would be an understatement. Lauren is a full motion video analyst for BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector, where she analyzes full motion video to support the Global War on Terrorism and serves as the senior training coordinator for her team. She has been instrumental in training new analysts and helping them to develop a geospatial perspective and refine their analytical skills. She also serves as deputy chief of intelligence in the U.S. Air Force Reserves at Westover Air Reserve Base in Massachusetts. In addition to balancing a full-time job at BAE Systems and her Reserve duties, she is also pursuing a master’s degree in Homeland Security at Penn State University. Maloney took charge of her professional development, and in doing so, was honored with Penn State’s “2020 Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence.”
“I am truly honored to receive the award because I am passionate about the field of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), and I strive to incorporate the new skills I have acquired from this program into every aspect of my work,” said Maloney. “Additionally, as a military member, being selected for an award named after Lt. Michael Murphy is a profound honor for me.”
The award was established in honor of the distinguished Penn State alumnus Lt. Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy. The award recognizes the achievements of a Penn State University graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional contributions while serving within the geospatial intelligence community or the military. The Medal of Honor was posthumously awarded to Lt. Murphy for his valiant acts in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL.