Monday, July 11, 2011

2011 CAPTAIN JOSEPH ROCHEFORT INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD


COMMANDER, U.S. FLEET CYBER COMMAND IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST WINNER OF THE CAPTAIN JOSEPH ROCHEFORT INFORMATION WARFARE (IW)  OFFICER DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD.  THIS YEARS SELECTEE IS CDR NICHOLAS HOMAN, USN, COMMANDING OFFICER, NAVIOCOM COLORADO.

THE COMPETITION WAS EXCEPTIONAL WITH 12 NOMINATIONS FOR THIS INAUGURAL AWARD.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING OTHER NOMINEES FOR THEIR SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE IW MISSION:

LTJG CHRISTOPHER BJORNNES
CDR DAMIAN BLOSSEY
LCDR SCOTT BROWN
CDR MICHAEL ELLIOT
CDR CLARENCE FRANKLIN
LT DAVID HALEY
CDR SEAN HERITAGE
CDR DANNY NOLES
LCDR KEVIN ROBERTS
LCDR OWEN SCHOOLSKY
LCDR ROBERT SUH 

CAPTAIN JOSEPH JOHN ROCHEFORT WAS A MAJOR FIGURE IN THE U.S. NAVY'S DEVELOPMENT OF CRYPTOLOGIC AND INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES FROM 1925 TO 1947.  HE HEADED THE NAVY'S FLEDGLING CRYPTANALYTIC ORGANIZATION IN THE 1920'S AND PROVIDED SINGULARLY SUPERB CRYPTOLOGIC SUPPORT TO THE U.S. FLEET DURING WORLD WAR II, LEADING TO VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC.  AT THE END OF HIS CAREER (1942-1946), ROCHEFORT SUCCESSFULLY HEADED THE PACIFIC STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE GROUP IN WASHINGTON.  IN 1986, HE POSTHUMOUSLY RECEIVED THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY.

CDR HOMAN WILL RECEIVE A PLAQUE COMMEMORATING HIS SELECTION AND HIS NAME WILL BE ADDED TO A DISPLAY IN THE HERITAGE ROOM AT FLTCYBERCOM/COMTENTHFLT.

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations CDR Homan! Impressive list of nominee's. Gut instinct tells me this will be the norm - O4/O5 will win year in and year out. Hope not, but....

LCDRLDO/6440

Anonymous said...

Super job!

teller121 said...

Tom Hanks has one, too!