BDPA Student Members launch high-tech careers with America’s Navy
|Durham, NC —Ensign Raven Stevenson becomes National BDPA’s first High School Computer Competition (HSCC) alumna to receive a Commission in the United States Navy and U.S. Armed Forces. Her “First Salute” was captured live during Naval ROTC Commissioning ceremonies for the Class of 2013 at Duke University.
“First Salutes” are long standing traditions requiring newly commissioned officers to give silver dollars to recipients of their very first salute showing respect for those superior enlisted personnel who helped the new officer achieve commissioned status.
Annapolis, MD —Ensign David Parker BDPA Student Member, received his commission as a Navy Officer from the United States Naval Academy on Friday, May 22, 2015. Vice President Joseph Biden presented keynote remarks during graduation ceremonies to new Navy Ensigns and Marine Second Lieutenants at Navy Marine Corps Stadium. Ensign Parker is launching his new career with the U.S. Navy’s ‘Silent Service’ — submarines.
BDPA, formerly known as Black Data Processing Associates, was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over 45 years ago in 1975 to promote professional growth and technical development in underserved communities for those in or entering information and communications technology (ICT) oriented fields of interest and related industries.
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