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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


June 2018

Remembering James C. Maxwell

Born on June 13, 1831 in Edinburgh, Scotland and died on November 5, 1879 in Cambridge, Cambridge shire, England, James Clerk Maxwell was a Scottish physicist best known for his formulation of electromagnetic theory.
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Remembering RM2 Jerry B. Farr, KIA, USS STARK (FFG 31)

Originally from Johns Island South Carolina, RM2 Jerry Boyd Farr graduated from St. Johns High School in 1970.  He had been stationed on the USS STARK (FFG 31) less than two months before the ship was attacked. Continue reading “Remembering RM2 Jerry B. Farr, KIA, USS STARK (FFG 31)”

Remembering the USS LIBERTY and Her Crew

On June 8 1967, the USS LIBERTY (AGTR 5) was attacked in international water by Israeli forces killing 34 Americans and wounding another 171.  Seven out of every 10 crew members was either killed or injured! Continue reading “Remembering the USS LIBERTY and Her Crew”

History of the Cryptologic Technician (CT) Rating

Today’s Cryptologic Technician can trace their roots back to those enterprising Radiomen who taught themselves the Japanese Katakana code in the early to mid-1920s and established the first intercept station at Shanghai, China.
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Congratulations to CT Senior Chief Selects

Congratulations to the following Cryptologic Technicians Chiefs selected to Senior Chief:

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Remembering CTR(EXW) Michael J. Strange, KIA – Afghanistan

CTR1 Michael J. Strange
U.S. Navy
June 6, 1986 – August 6, 2011

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History of the Electronic Warfare (EW) Technician Rating

The history of the Electronic Warfare Technician (EW) rating is directly linked to RADAR (Radio Detection And Ranging) systems installed on U.S. Navy ships and submarines prior to and during World War Two.
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History of the Information System Technology (IT) Rating

The origins of the Information System Technology (IT) rating goes back to more than a century.
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