|CRM Walter McGregor, USN
Congratulations CTTCS(SW/AW) Sheenah M. Jedrykowski and GySgt Charles Gutensohn, your 2016 OTRG Award winners!R 241603Z FEB 16
FM COMFLTCYBERCOM FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
SUBJ/2016 ON-THE-ROOF GANG (OTRG) ANNUAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
REF/A/MSG/COMFLTCYBERCOM/081045Z DEC 15//
1. Between the years 1921 and 1927, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel
taught themselves to break Japanese code and passed these skills informally
to many of their contemporaries. The value of the information extracted
was recognized under the auspices of OP20G, the former Office of the
Director of Naval Communications. Formal training was subsequently
developed and implemented in 1928 and took place, until 1941, in a specially
constructed block house on the roof of the old main Navy building in
Washington, D.C. – hence the name “On-the-Roof” Gang (OTRG).
Since 1983, the OTRG award has recognized cryptologists who exemplify
leadership, initiative, resourcefulness and dedication, and personify the
highest traditions established for cryptologic excellence.
2. Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command is pleased to announce the winners
of the 2016 OTRG award.
A. The Navy OTRG winner is CTTCS(SW/AW) Sheenah M. Jedrykowski, Commander,
Operational Test and Evaluation Force, Norfolk, VA.
B. The Marine Corps OTRG winner is GySgt Charles Gutensohn, USMC from
Company D, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA.
3. The competition was particularly keen for this year’s nominees and
congratulations also go to the following nominees:
CTRCM(IDW/SW/SG/AW) Cedric C. Rawlinson, NAVIOCOM HAWAII
CTRCS (IDW/SW/AW) Benjamin F. Chester, USS JOHN S. McCAIN
CTTCS(IDW/SW) Igor Lobanov, NAVIOCOM SAN DIEGO
CTRC (SW/AW) Joseph E. Spignardo, USS IWO JIMA
CTT1 (IDW/SW)Christopher A. Ryks, USS KEARSARGE
CTT1 (IDW/SW) Dean J. Gushikuma, USS RONALD REAGAN
These outstanding information warriors and cryptologists exemplify leadership,
initiative, resourcefulness and dedication, and personify the highest traditions
established for cryptologic excellence by the original OTRG.
4. Congratulations and well done! Released by VADM Jan E. Tighe, USN,
Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. TENTH Fleet.//
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