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Women of Distinction Magazine Selects Judith "Judy" Welch as a Distinguished Professional in Her Field

Judith "Judy" Welch will soon be featured in an upcoming edition of Women of Distinction and Top 2016 Edition.

    MANASSAS, VA, October 29, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Judith "Judy" Welch, National Security Policy Analyst, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field through Women of Distinction Magazine. Judith "Judy" Welch will soon be featured in an upcoming edition of Women of Distinction and Top 2016 Edition.

Born in Pittsburgh and raised on a farm in western Pennsylvania, Judith "Judy" Welch went on to graduate second in her class and write the alma mater from Evans City High School before turning down an opportunity to attend Chatham College for Women on a full scholarship to instead accept a job with the Navy Department at the Pentagon. Forty-one years later, in 2000, Welch finally retired from her career with the Federal Government, only to begin a new venture at the WJLA-TV newsroom, the ABC affiliate station in Washington, DC, and News Channel 8, WJLA's co-located sister station, reporting around-the-clock local news. Spending four glorious years in the newsroom, she was then picked up as a Contractor supporting the Intelligence Community (IC).

"I've been blessed with so many wonderful career opportunities, by both serving my country as a civilian and as a contractor in an effort to help make a difference in our country's national security," Welch said.

Welch's time as a Contractor ended in 2013 after being laid off. In her role, she served as a Technical Writer, Security Policy Analyst, and Classification Specialist, evaluating and developing IC policy in the Director of National Intelligence Special Security Center, assessing program plans and reporting on program statuses while assigned to a Central Intelligence Agency project office, and serving as an SAIC Team Lead assigned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency office responsible for implementing and overseeing the execution of the new Sensitive Compartmented Information Geospatial Intelligence control system across the newly-designated National System for Geospatial Intelligence.

During Welch's four-decade-long career with the Federal Government, she held numerous administrative roles for senior military and civilian officials in the Pentagon, quickly advancing through the ranks. She served as a Staff Officer/Deputy Executive Secretary to the Director of Volunteers in Service to America, aka VISTA, in the Executive Office of the President. VISTA was, at that time, considered to be the domestic version of the Peace Corps. She also volunteered for an oversees assignment as Executive Secretary to the US Military Representative in the US Delegation at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, was promoted two years later to Deputy Director of Administration at Nahbollenbach Army Deport in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, and was promoted yet again one year later to serve as Director of Administration at Kaiserslautern Army Depot Complex. Soon after, Welch became the voice of the Depot Complex as she began delivering news spots over the American Forces Network-Europe. By 1974 she had returned to the US and was assigned to work at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey as a Program Analyst before relocating to Alexandria, Virginia to work for the Army Materiel Command Inspector General. Finally, in 1987, Welch was promoted to Senior GAO Report Analyst/Staff Officer in the Office of the Department of Defense GI, which she held for the remaining 13 years of her career.

Notably, Welch attended college at night pursing a BS in Social Psychology, graduated from the Defense Systems Management College and Department of the Army IG School, and attended the Naval Postgraduate School, National Defense University and Brookings Institution.

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