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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of Navy Cryptology


May 2020

Coaching Trees (NSGA Kunia 2002-2004) (Guest Post)

Guest post by CDR Brian Schulz, Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Yokosuka, Japan.

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Remembering Mary D’Imperio, American Cryptographer

Mary E. D’Imperio died on May 28, 2020 in Springfield VA.

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Remembering ADR2 Louis F. Balderman, USN, KIA EC-121 Shootdown

ADR2 Louis Francis Balderman was born on May 29, 1943 to Mr. and Mrs. James Duffy Balderman of Philadelphia, PA.  Louis had two brothers and two sisters.

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Memorial Day

Above featured photo: “Burial at sea for the officers and men of the USS Intrepid (CV 11) who lost their lives when the carrier was hit by Japanese bombs during operations in the Philippines.”  The picture was taken by LT Barrett Gallagher, November 26, 1944

Listed below are those Information Warfare Community members who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  This is not comprehensive list.

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LCDR Stephen R. Harris, OIC of USS Pueblo’s COMINT Mission Dies

LCDR Stephen R. Harris, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Officer in Charge of the USS Pueblo’s communications intelligence passed away peacefully at the Edith Rogers Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Bedford on Monday, May 18, 2020, at age 82.

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“What Hath God Wrought?”

176 Years Ago Today the First Telegraph Message was Sent!

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Remembering Captain Thomas Dyer, USN, The Father of Machine Cryptanalysis!

CAPT Thomas H Dyer, USN
American Naval officer and cryptanalyst
May 23 1902 – January 5 1985

Captain Thomas Dyer’s biography follows:

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CAPT John Watkins Selected as Deputy Commander C10F.

Captain John A. Watkins, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as deputy commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland. Watkins is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Captain Watkins’ biography follows:

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Remembering USS Scorpion (SSN 589)

On May 22, 1968, The USS Scorpion (SSN 589), a Skipjack-class nuclear powered submarine, was lost with 99 crewmen.  Below is the Officers, Sailors and Civilian that lost their lives.

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