Vanessa Harmon

[IMAGE] Vanessa Harmon

Vanessa Harmon

School of Public Affairs

Criminal Justice (MCJ)

The Criminal Justice Master's program has allowed me to explore and learn in a completely different field from my undergrad. The wide variety of classes and knowledgeable faculty makes studying in a new discipline interesting, informative, challenging and rewarding and the Homeland Defense classes will be directly applicable for the rest of my military career. The availability of distance learning classes and the support that I have received throughout the program allowed me to balance my responsibilities at work and at school, making my time at UCCS a wonderful experience.

I have been in the Canadian Military since June 2003. I am currently a Captain and am working at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston Ontario as a Squadron Commander. Prior to this I was at NORAD as a Radar Obstruction Analyst, and in 2012 the Canadian Space Agency first as a Space Robotics Instructor and then working on the RADARSat Constellation Mission. In 2010 I was in Afghanistan with CIMIC (Civilian Military Cooperation), a unit that worked with the local people to enhance development and relations between the locals and the local government, law enforcement and military personnel.