CHARLESTON, S.C. (NNS) – Carlos Rios, a logistics team lead for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, recently received the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Uniformed Services Public Service Award at the 88th LULAC National Convention.
The award is given to a member whose service and dedication to their country and community make them truly worthy.
Rios demonstrates selfless dedication through volunteering numerous hours of his personal time to engage in cybersecurity camps, My Brother's Keeper, recruitment activities and countless other SSC Atlantic-sponsored events.
“It is nice that leadership recognized me for my efforts, but the true joy I receive comes from reaching out and helping my community,” said Rios. “I didn’t do this for the award. The award I get is seeing these kids we are mentoring move on to better things.”
“Mr. Rios is an outstanding professional leader, mentor and teacher,” said Ken Johnson, Rios’ supervisor. “He is an enthusiastic and passionate participant in many major SSC Atlantic workplace and community outreach initiatives promoting diversity and cross-cultural awareness. His efforts have had concrete organizational and widespread community impact.”
Rios has been with SSC Atlantic for six years as a team lead for Marine Corps Sustainment Logistics. He is continuing to support the Marine Corps after retiring as a warrant officer.
SSC Atlantic delivers capabilities to the Naval, Joint and National Warfighter through the acquisition, development, integration, production, test, deployment and sustainment of interoperable Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Cyber and Information Technology (IT) solutions that provide Information Warfare capabilities for national defense.