SUBJ/2018 CAPTAIN JOSEPH ROCHEFORT INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD//
AMPN/REF A IS REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS//
POC/WELCH, CHRISTOPHER C./CIV/FLTCYBERCOM/EMAIL:CHRISTOPHER.
POC/BLALOCK, HENRY T./CIV/FLTCYBERCOM/EMAIL:HENRY.BLALOCK@
GENTEXT/PASS TO FLEET CRYPTOLOGIC SUPPORT UNITS/SSES//
RMKS/1. Captain Joseph John Rochefort was a major figure in the U.S. Navy’s development of cryptologic and intelligence capabilities from 1925 to 1947. He headed the U.S. Navy’s fledgling cryptanalytic organization in the 1920’s and provided singularly superb cryptologic support to the U.S. fleet during World War II, leading to victory in the Pacific War. At the end of his career (1942 – 1946), CAPT Rochefort successfully headed the Pacific Strategic Intelligence Group in Washington. In 1986, he posthumously received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution during the Battle of Midway.
2. Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. TENTH Fleet is pleased to announce Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) Jarvis J. Ware, USN, assigned to Navy Information Operations Detachment (NIOD) Groton, as this year’s winner of the Captain Joseph J. Rochefort Information Warfare (IW) Officer Distinguished Leadership Award. Peer nominated by LCDR Ryan Haag, Chief Warrant Officer Ware is recognized for his exemplary support he provides to his Sailors and the Detachment, exemplifying Captain Rochefort’s counsel that “…we could accomplish almost anything if no one cared who got the credit.” During the course of his 26-year career, Chief Warrant Officer Ware has served in numerous locations, including Navy Information Operations Command Maryland where he was recognized for his exceptional technical skills and hand-selected to serve as a Senior Network Defense Officer. As the Senior Network Defense Coordinator, he was responsible for coordinating Department of Defense and U.S. government entities’ mitigation of malicious network intrusions of the national grid. Further, he was lauded for his leadership as a Cyber Liaison Officer in the National Security Agency’s Threat Operations Center where he assisted in facilitating analysis across the national cyber domain. Assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan, he provided intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements for 63 Special Operating Forces teams, flawlessly managing support to troops in contact and medical evacuations. Currently, Chief Warrant Officer Ware has led 68 personnel in the installation, certification and maintenance of equipment deployed onboard 20 submarines, supporting 49 missions that accumulated more than 4508 days underway. Regardless of where he served, Chief Warrant Officer Ware continues to develop Sailors into a cohesive team inspiring them to achieve their full potential.
3. I would also like to acknowledge the other two canidates this year, CDR McKeehan and LCDR Perez, for their significant leadership contributions to the IW mission. CDR McKeehan is currently serving at NIOC Hawaii, and LCDR Perez is assigned to the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Center.
4. Special thanks to the officers who provided peer nominations for this years consideration.
5. Congratulations and well done! VADM M. M. Gilday, USN,Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. TENTH Fleet.//