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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


January 2016

Did you know?

Did you know that Captain Jack S. Holtwick, Jr., USN is credited with establishing the Communications Technician (CT) rating for the U.S. Navy in 1948?

Because the work was accomplished by both yeoman and radioman specialties, he took the spark from the radioman rating badge and the quill from the yeoman rating badge and combined them to create the CT rating badge. On March 25, 1976, the title Communications Technician changed to Cryptologic Technician.

Best Practices – NCDOC Book Excerpt of the Week

The strongest form of a team is a tribe and tribes by definition share both a culture and a language. Because our tours of duty are so short, if a leader believes culture shaping to be a priority, it is important that he create ways to accelerate the team’s evolution.  A tribe will grow together on its own through shared experiences over time, but a tribe need not personally experience things to learn together.  That is where books come in.   Continue reading “Best Practices – NCDOC Book Excerpt of the Week”

Cyberthon in Pensacola

Is cyber security your thing? Is mentoring youth of today something you like to do? If so, then think about contributing to Cyberthon!

So what is Cyberthon anyway?

The description from the event’s Web site proclaims: Continue reading “Cyberthon in Pensacola”

NSG Det Groton was Established January, 1959

In January, 1959, the Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD), Groton was established. Ten months later, in October, the Naval Security Group designated its first Special Assistant for Naval Security Group matters and assigned him additional duty as Officer in Charge, Naval Security Group Detachment, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. One year later, the Chief of Naval Operations designated that position as Officer in Charge, Naval Detachment and Director of Intelligence Special Security Officer for Deputy Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
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Remembering CRM Walter McGregor – On-The-Roof Instructor

CRM Walter McGregor, USN
1906 – 1941

On October 28, 1921, in Boston, Massachusetts, Walter McGregor enlisted in the U.S. Navy.  Before serving as an “On-the-Roof” instructor, he served on several ships and shore stations.  On February 7, 1930, Walter McGregor advanced to Chief Radioman (CRM).

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