RMKS/1. 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), CAPT 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.
2. Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet is pleased to announce this year's winner of the Captain Joseph J. Rochefort Information Warfare (IW) Officer Distinguished Leadership Award.
This year's selectee is LCDR Charles H. Hall, USN, Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
3. The competition was exceptional with 13 nominations. Congratulations to the following other nominees for their significant leadership contributions to the IW mission:
LT Miles G. Alvarez, USN, NIOC Whidbey Island
LCDR Gregory S. Cardwell, USN, NCWDG
LCDR Christopher D. Eng, USN, USPACOM
LCDR Kallie D. Fink, USN, USCYBERCOM
LT Kenyatta M. Jones, USN, USS JOHN C. STENNIS
CDR John W. Olvey, USN, SIMBA
CDR Marc W. Ratkus, USN, NIOC Colorado
CDR Michael Riggins, USN, NIOC Texas
LT Ian D. Roberts, USN, NR NIOC Tacoma
CWO5 Michael E. Sill, USN, NAVCYBERFOR
LCDR Chad M. Smith, USN, NIOC San Diego
LCDR Joel Yates, USN, COMNAVPERSCOM
4. LCDR Hall will receive recognition from the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association, a plaque commemorating his selection and his name will be added to a display in the heritage room at FLTCYBERCOM/COMTENTHFLT.
5. Congratulations and well done. Released by VADM Michael S. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet.