Friday, June 22, 2012
CWO3 Garofolo earns the Captain Joseph Rochefort Distinguished Leadership Award
Bravo Zulu Warrant and congratulations to you and your wonderful Navy family!! Your Shipmates are extremely proud of you.
Captain Joseph Rochefort was a major figure in the US Navy's development of cryptologic and intelligence capabilities from 1925 to 1947. He headed the Navy's fledgling cryptanalytic organization in the 1920s and provided singularly superb cryptologic support to the US fleet during World War II, leading to the 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 contribution during the Battle of Midway.
Last year's winner of this prestigious award was Commander Nicholas Homan, former Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Colorado.