New Commanding Officer at Spawar

Change of Command at Spawar

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - Spawar Systems Center Atlantic has a new commanding officer. The organization which provides information technology for the military and other government agencies, welcomed Captain Amy Burin during a change of command ceremony Thursday.

The daughter of military commander, she has a lot to live up to.

"You can see the similarity between father and daughter," said Burin. Like father, like daughter."

Burin downplayed the effect her success will have on other women aspiring to leadership roles.

"Honestly, I am just proud to carry on the tradition for Spawar Atlantic," said Burin.

But, she does have advice for others hoping to reach new heights in their careers.

"Work hard, work for what you want," said Burin. "Treat people the way you want to be treated. Make yourself known."

Officials from Spawar noted gender had nothing to do with burin getting the job.

"She is definitely qualified for the job and the right person for the job," said Lonnie Cowart, Corporate Communications Director for Spawar.

Captain Burin's background includes working at the Pentagon, as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Defense. She also holds a Master's Degree in Astronautical Engineering.

Officials from Spawar said they recognize the impact Burin could have on women, especially in the field of engineering.

"We need more females in that field," said Cowart. "A role model like Captain Burin can show that it can be done, and [you] can be successful.

Burin is confident about her new job

"Some of the past work that I have done, I think has prepared me very well for a position of this type," said Burin.