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November 2018

Remembering CTRCS David “Blake” McLendon, KIA Afghanistan

CTRCS David “Blake” McLendon
November 29,  1979 – September 21,  2010

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CIWT Selects Top Civilians of the Quarter

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Congratulations, Mario! BZ!


The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) selected Mario Vulcano, course manager and Cryptologic Warfare Officer Basic Course primary instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, as its 2018 third quarter Civilian Instructor of the Quarter.

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Honoring RADM Don H. McDowell, USN, 35th CNSG

REAR ADMIRAL DON H. McDOWELL
UNITED STATES NAVY, RETIRED

RADM Don H. DcDowell biography follows:

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Remembering CTTC Christian Michael Pike, KIA Afghanistan

Christian M Pike, CTTC, USN
November 19, 1981 – March, 13 2013

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“Missing at Sea” (Guest Post)

Jerre Franklin Hancock
(Nov. 16, 1945 — Oct. 17, 1966)

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History of U.S. Marine Corps COMINT Effort (Part 6 of 6) – Heavy Casualties!!

Shanghai Finally Closes

In 1935, Capt Lasswell, USMC was assigned to the American Embassy in Tokyo to received Japanese language training.  Upon completion of this training, he was transferred to the Philippines and reported to Marine Barracks, Navy Yard Cavite, on September 4, 1938.

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History of U.S. Marine Corps COMINT Effort (Part 5 of 6)

Personnel and Perception Problems

During the late 1930’s, fundamental issues arose which ultimately resulted in the withdrawal, until World War II, of enlisted marine intercept operators for COMINT operations.
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History of U.S. Marine Corps COMINT Effort (Part 4 of 6)

Sgt Lesko – The First Intercept Operator at Shanghai

Shanghai’s allowance of one sergeant and eight enlisted Marines was basically the same as the Peiping site.  The first marine intercept operator assigned to Shanghai was then Sgt Stephen Lesko.
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History of U.S. Marine Corps COMINT Effort (Part 3 of 6)

The Manchurian Incident

September 18, 1931 was significant in the Peiping station’s history.
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