Daniel W. Lynch, cryptologic training systems manager at Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Corry Station, retired in January 2001, ending 50 years of federal service.  In tribute to his many years of distinguished service, Corry Station honored him by dedicating a video teleconference (VTC) conference room In his name. The conference room is located in building 513.

The state-of-the-art VTC system, originally installed in 2000, gave Corry Station the capability to have a virtual presence at the unclassified to top secret classification levels.

However, 2010 building 513 underwent a renovation that removed the VTC system and the Dan Lynch conference room went largely unused for several years.  The good news is that after several years of government bureaucracy, the Dan Lynch conference room finally has a VTC system reinstalled with the newest technologies available.

Who was Mr. Daniel W. Lynch?

Born on February 16, 1933, Daniel W. Lynch enlisted in the Navy on his 17th birthday, was sworn in and reported for Recruit Training at Naval Training Center San Diego on April 4, 1950.  After completing recruit training, Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) “A” School and follow-on Training, he reported to his first duty station at Naval Communications Station (NAVCOMMSTA) Adak, Alaska in September 1951.

Lynch served over 24 years in the Navy. He was stationed at Naval Radio Station (NAVRADSTA) Skaggs Island, Sonoma, California; NAVCOMMSTA Guam, Marianas Islands; Electronics Technician Class “B” School, Treasure Island, California; NAVRADSTA Cheltenham, Maryland, where he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in January 1958; NAVRADSTA Imperial Beach, California; and Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Keflavik, Iceland where he was commissioned an LDO Ensign in 1962. After completing LDO School at Newport, Rhode Island he returned to Keflavik for a second tour of duty then on to NSGA Marietta, Washington; NSGA Midway Island; Naval Security Group Headquarters, Washington, D.C., and finally Naval Communications Training Center, Cony Station, where he retired from active duty in June 1974.

During his active duty career he was awarded the Navy Good Conduct Medal (four awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

Lynch entered civil service in March 1975 as an electronic worker at NTTC Corry Station and later on he served as the command Electronics Material Officer.  For his outstanding service to the Navy and the cryptologic community, the Oakland, California native was awarded the Civilian Meritorious Service Medal in 1997.  

Dan Lynch and his wife, Kathryn had five children. Mr. Lynch died on August 16, 2011 at the age of 78.

Featured image: Daniel W. Lynch gets help from Captain Ronald J Wojdyla, commanding officer of NTTC Corry Station, as he cuts the ribbon on a new VTC conference room at the training center.  NTTC paid tribute to Lynch for his over 50 years service to the Navy by dedicating the new facility in his name.

Updated by Mario Vulcano