Former National Communications Training Centers Student Earns Doctorate

One of NCTC’s (National Communications Training Centers) earned his Doctor of Business with a specialization in information systems management on May 1, 2022. Dr. George Rapciewicz Jr. attended NCTC in 2001 and became of certified fiber optic and network cabling technician. Dr. Rapciewicz attended NCTC while on active duty as a U.S. Marine non-commissioned officer and utilized his GI Bill to obtain the NCTC and FOA (Fiber Optic Association) certified fiber optic and network cabling technician rating. Upon his transition from the Marine Corps, Dr. Rapciewicz put his NCTC certification to use. He worked as a contractor at the Navy SEAL command in Coronado, California, performing fiber optic and network cabling installations. Dr. Rapciewicz has also instructed numerous courses for NCTC as a subject matter expert and is also a practitioner in the field of telecommunications.

Not long after, AT&T hired Dr. Rapciewicz as a project manager working to remove trunk and toll and exchange cables throughout California and replace those cables with fiber optic cables. Dr. Rapciewicz was very successful during this effort and decided to pursue his bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in project management. Dr. Rapciewicz was hired at Marine Corps Installations West at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Dr. Rapciewicz pursued his master’s in business administration in with a specialization in project management while working full-time for the Marine Corps. In 2019, Dr. Rapciewicz was accepted at Walden University in the doctorate in business administration program. During his program, he published formally in the International Journal of Coronaviruses, publishing an article titled “The Current Chinese Global Supply Chain Monopoly and the Covid-19 Pandemic”.

Dr. Rapciewicz then finalized and completed his doctoral dissertation titled” Technology Innovation Strategies Supply Chain Managers Adopt to Improve Product Marketing and Profitability,” which was qualitative using the technology acceptance model (TAM) as the foundation of the study. His dissertation is published in ProQuest. Aside from his academic achievements, Dr. Rapciewicz is a Purple Heart recipient, having served during the Battle of Fallujah, Iraq November 2004. Dr. Rapciewicz is currently employed at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona, California Division, as the capabilities health assessment (CHA) initiative lead for more than 80,000 personnel to scale the Warfare Center (WFC) Technical CHA (TCHA) processes to NAVSEA Headquarters organizations to enhance the organization’s capabilities.