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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


February 2016

Dropping Anchor at the Presidio of Monterey

In our line of work we often find ourselves serving on Army or Air Force bases.  For us cryptologists, it is a well-known fact that the Navy likesto “mark its territory” on these bases with the proud display of an anchor.  NIOC Maryland and NIOC Colorado serve as two examples.  What is often lesser known is the story behind the acquisition and placement of these symbols of pride.

Remembering CTC Melvin Smith KIA – USS LIBERTY

CTC Melvin Douglas Smith

February 27, 1938 – June 8, 1967

Melvin Douglas Smith, the firstborn child of Carl and Agnes Smith, was raised in Alamance, North Carolina, a small village near Burlington. Doug, along with his three sisters and one brother, always loved the beauty of water, and he grew up swimming and fishing. After leaving E. M. Holt High School at eighteen, he followed that love of water to the Navy, which he joined in April 1956.

The Future of Navy and Community Leadership

Congratulations and “Well Done” to all of the Cryptologic Technicians selected to the Command Senior Chief and Command Master Chief program and to the Sailors selected for commissioning as Information Warfare Officers under the Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer program this past week!  Your selection was, undoubtedly, hard earned and very well deserved! Continue reading “The Future of Navy and Community Leadership”

Realignment of the Information Warfare Community (Guest Post)

I would like to share with you my thoughts and recommendations concerning a fundamental shift in how we define ourselves, as Officers, as enlisted Sailors, and as an Information Warfare Community.

Continue reading “Realignment of the Information Warfare Community (Guest Post)”

2016 ON-THE-ROOF GANG (OTRG) Winners

CRM Walter McGregor, USN
OTRG Instructor

Congratulations CTTCS(SW/AW) Sheenah M. Jedrykowski and GySgt Charles Gutensohn, your 2016 OTRG Award winners! Continue reading “2016 ON-THE-ROOF GANG (OTRG) Winners”

Enabling Distributed Lethality: The Role of Naval Cryptology

This week CIMSEC is hosting articles exploring the US Navy’s Distributed Lethality concept. The US Navy is investigating distributed lethality as a potentially game changing approach for the conduct of naval warfare.  Content includes an article from two Station HYPO team members outlining the role Naval Cryptology should play in this tactical doctrine.

The article is available here:  Enabling Distributed Lethality: The Role of Naval Cryptology. 

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