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ETA Military Liaison Appointed to Serve NATO

Greencastle, IN (PRWEB) November 11, 2014

Lieutenant MacLean, US Navy Reserve and US Department of Homeland Security, was recently appointed as one of five US Government nominees to NATO. He will serve as a Civilian Emergency Communications Expert and a member of NATO’s multi-national Rapid Response Teams that mobilize and deploy to disasters or crisis incidents in NATO member nations on the European Continent.

He will also act as a technical adviser and subject matter expert on Emergency Communications related topics for NATO as needed. He is expected to train with other NATO member country civilian experts in Brussels Belgium in order to function as part of the multi-national Rapid Response Teams.

“John is an active voice for ETA International and has served the association in various positions. He is also a former recipient of the association’s top award, Technician of the Year, in 2004. We are pleased that he now will be holding a NATO spot in what is the first for an ETA member. We have come to expect this type of excellence from John, as he carries excellence as his every day mantra,” said ETA President Teresa Maher, CSS.

Lieutenant MacLean was selected to serve NATO by virtue of his 25 years of experience in Military / Civilian Telecommunications / Information Technology & Emergency Management experience as well as his experience in NATO Communications exercises as a commissioned Naval Officer in the reserves.

He was nominated by the US Department of Homeland Security and accepted by the committee on civilian experts that assist NATO during disasters and provide advisory services as subject matter experts in the October 2014 committee meeting in Brussels.

Maher said, “With thousands of prestigious ETA technical members, John has consistently upheld the high standards of the organization, attained multiple ETA certifications in Wireless Communications, Information Technology and new ETA certifications as they develop, including the new General Communications Technician.”

Lieutenant MacLean is ETA International’s Military Liaison and has been nominated to serve on the ETA Board of Directors as Communications Division Chair with membership voting to conclude in December.

About ETA International: Founded in 1978, Electronics Technicians Association® (ETA) International is a not-for-profit, professional association promoting excellence in electronics technologies through certifications. Today, ETA has issued over 115,000 technical certifications covering more than 80 certification programs in a variety of electronics fields. All ETA certifications are accredited through the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) and align with the ISO-17024 standard. For more information, visit

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