The Cryptologic Division Officer Course (CDOC) was first instructed to young and inspiring naval officers 34 years ago. From the rank and number of officer instructors, to the length of the course and follow on training, this is how cryptologic officer training priorities and investment looked like in 1986.Continue reading “Cryptologic Division Officer Course (CDOC) – 1986!”
CTRCS David “Blake” McLendon, USN
November 29, 1979 – Sepember 21 2010
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A member of the Information Warfare Community, AG2 Matthew M. Flocco was killed while serving at the Pentagon on September 22, 2001.
Continue reading “Remembering AG2 Matthew M. Flocco, USN, KIA – Pentagon, September 11, 2001”
Leader in the Spotlight: LCDR Chris Tighe, USN (Ret.)
Just over a decade ago, I was in my command tour at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) San Diego.Continue reading “Hosting U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. (Guest Post)”
The following is an excerpt from a previously classified letter written by Admiral Robert Dennison (CINCLANTFLT, 1960-1963) to Lieutenant General Gordon A. Blake (DIRNSA, 1962-1965) on 17 November 1962 regarding the contribution of SIGINT during the Cuban Missile Crisis.Continue reading “17 November 1962: A Letter of Commendation and Thanks (Part 5 of 5)”
On May 17, 1987, the USS Stark was struck by two Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from an Iraqi Mirage aircraft during the Iran-Iraq War, killing 37 Sailors and wounding 21.
Continue reading “Remembering EW3 Joseph P. Watson, USN, KIA, USS Stark”