The Morris County Freeholders joined state Senator Anthony Bucco and Roxbury Mayor Robert DeFillippo today in bestowing honors on Veteran Jonathan Snyder of Succasunna, a cyber-security and cyber warfare expert whose talents were applied during his 15 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and his continuing service with the New Jersey Army National Guard.
Jonathan Snyder, USMC, Was Issued Three Separate Awards
Snyder, already decorated numerous times by the military, received the new honors at a small ceremony inside the township council chambers at the Roxbury Township Municipal Building, where he was joined by his wife, Lauren, and their daughter, Scarlett, 5 years old. They also have a 1-year-old son, Sean, who remained home with his grandmother.
“Less than one percent of our American population puts on the uniform of our country to protect us, and you chose to wear that uniform and join that small group of men and women,” said Senator Bucco. “I’m here to today to say thank you for your service and to present to you a Joint Senate and Assembly Citation recognizing your years of service of protecting our country and keeping it safe. God Bless you.”
Snyder, who has been working in cyber security since leaving the Marines in 2015, is now a Senior Director for a leading cyber-security and consulting firm. He joined the Marines in January 2001, and he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in June 2005, serving in combat operations until May 2006. He was later deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in June 2011, serving until July 2012.
“You served 15 years in the United States Marine Corps participating in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. You also spent three years of that service working on Counter-terrorism probes, as well as National Security and Criminal Cyber intrusions,” said Freeholder Kathryn DeFillippo, a Roxbury resident. “You also have continued your service by remaining in the New Jersey Army National Guard. For that dedication to protecting our nation, we present you with the Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medal.”
Snyder’s service in the Marines also included three…