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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 “On-the-Roof” Gang Award!

SUBJ/2017 ON-THE-ROOF GANG (OTRG) ANNUAL AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/PASS TO FLEET CRYPTOLOGIC SUPPORT UNITS/SSES

  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.

  1. Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command is pleased to announce

the winners of the 2017 OTRG award.

  1. The Navy OTRG winner is CTRCS(IW/SW) Brandi L. Williams,

USN, Navy Information Operations Command Colorado, Buckley Air

Force Base, Colorado.

  1. The Marine Corps OTRG winner is MGySgt John G. Tiffany,

USMC, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion, Fort Meade,

Maryland.

  1. The competition was particularly keen for this year’s

nominees and congratulations also go to the following nominees:

CTNCM(IW/EXW/SW) Arnel D. Oribello, U.S. Pacific Fleet

CTTCS(IW/SW/AW) David L. Jenkins, USS RONALD REAGAN

CTTCS(IW/SW) Mayra G. Kohlmann, USS CARL VINSON

CTRC(IW/EXW/SW/AW) Dustin L. Hefley, USS MAKIN ISLAND

CTT1(IW/SW/AW) Sean L. Kontogianis, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Gunnery Sergeant Gregory Dillon, Joint Special Operations Command

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.

  1. Congratulations and well done! Released by VADM M. M. Gilday,

USN, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. TENTH Fleet.//

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