Soldiers Network Defender Award JEM ElectronicsJEM Electronics, Inc. received General Dynamics Mission Systems’ 2017 Soldier’s Network Defender of the Year award for the company’s innovative and cost-effective support of the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program. The program is the Army’s tactical communications network backbone delivering mission command, communications and situational awareness for soldiers. It is a cornerstone of soldier readiness and a high-priority for today’s leaner, expeditionary Army. General Dynamics Mission Systems is the prime contractor for WIN-T Increment 2.

John McDonald CEO/President and Tasha Ellis Director of Sales accepted the award on behalf of the more than 50 of employees, who focus on providing Mission Systems and the Soldier’s Network with the (type of product/technologies/systems) that come together to form this mission critical tactical network. JEM Electronics is an innovative company supplying custom cable harnesses and electromechanical assemblies to major OEM companies.

More than 60 WIN-T Increment 2 suppliers from 39 states attended the 2017 Soldier’s Network Supplier Event in Washington D.C. The annual event provides a forum for suppliers to collaborate and receive status updates on WIN-T Increment 2 and the value it delivers to soldiers. Suppliers also had an opportunity to visit their local Congressional representatives about the program.

A robust supplier base that supports military programs like WIN-T Increment 2 is key to ensuring soldiers have a critical advantage over adversaries who threaten our nation’s safety and security,” said Bill Weiss, a vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems.

John McDonald, President and CEO of JEM Electronics, said “Over our 35 years we have worked on some high profile programs and products but none have had as much meaning as WIN-T to me. If we are going to put our people in harm’s way we need to give them the tools to protect themselves and to come back safe… In the end we are helping to keep our people in uniform safer and creating jobs back home. This is the WIN in WIN-T.


JEM Electronics, Inc. has been a leading contract manufacturer of custom cable assemblies, wire harnesses, and electromechanical assemblies for over thirty years. If you’re interested in learning more about the products and services we offer, feel free to contact JEM electronics online or call us at (888) 612-6035.