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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology

Plotting Your Course

As Executive Officer of NIOC Colorado, I was afforded the opportunity to speak via VTC to each of the graduating CWOBC classes.  I truly enjoyed these engagements and have missed them since moving on to sea duty.  In an effort to share some of my talking points, I offer the following, written for CWOBC graduates but applicable to anyone beginning a career in Naval Cryptology.  Enjoy!

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Remembering CDR William Fuller Gresham, Third Commander to lead the Cryptologic Community

CDR William F. Gresham’s  Biography follow:

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Happy 243rd Shipmates

Throughout recorded history several navies have dominated known waters – the Athenians, the Vikings, the Chinese, the Phoenicians, the British – for a period of time.

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Remembering the Attack on USS Cole (DDG 67)

18 years ago today on October 12, 2000, suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the USS Cole (DDG 67) as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. The blast ripped a 40-foot-wide hole near the waterline of the Cole, killing 17 American sailors and injuring many more.

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Remembering SSGT Hugh M. Lynch, USMC, KIA EC-121

SSGT Hugh Lynch was a Korean linguist (and possibly Russian) and probably Morse qualified as well since USMC routinely sent collectors to R-branch school before language school. He also flew in Da Nang in early 1968, earning two Air Medals during a four month det.
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October 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 Launched

On October 4th, 1957 at 19:28:34 hours Greenwich Mean Time, Sputnik-1 was launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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