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January 2021

COMINT OIC of USS Pueblo Shares Account of Capture

Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Harris’ life had just been spared from execution when it dawned on him: Nothing will make you appreciate being from the United States more than the possibility of never returning.

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NSGD Groton Established, January 1959

In January, 1959, the Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD), Groton was established. Ten months later, in October, the Naval Security Group designated its first Special Assistant for Naval Security Group matters and assigned him additional duty as Officer in Charge, Naval Security Group Detachment, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

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DEHAVEN Special Operations off TsingtaO (DESOTO) Patrols

DEHAVEN Special Operations off TsingtaO (DESOTO) patrols were patrols conducted by U.S. Navy destroyers equipped with a mobile “van” of signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment used for intelligence collection in hostile waters. 

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Remembering CRM Walter Joseph “Sandy” McGregor, OTRG Instructor

February 4, 1906 – February 27, 1941

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Honoring RADM Isaiah C. Cole, USN, 42nd Commander to Lead the Cryptologic Community

Rear Admiral Isaiah C. Cole biography follows:

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73 Years Ago, Communication Technician Rating (CT) was Established

Did you know Captain Jack S. Holtwick, Jr., USN is credited with establishing the Communication Technician (CT) rating for the U.S. Navy in 1948?

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