Wednesday, March 11, 2015

80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group passes quietly

Montage of the Naval Security Group Command 
presented to RADM Ike C. Cole at his change of command
On 11 March 1935, "Communications Security Group", the predecessor organization to the Naval Security Group Command, was established. Today is our 80th Anniversary !

Navy tweet HERE.


Anonymous said...

Not really an Anniversary to celebrate since it has been approximately 10 years since we "divorced" ourselves from the Naval Security Group framework.

Anonymous said...

... and it still stings to some of us kids.

Anonymous said...

We don't count anniversaries after the divorce. 2005 marked the end. This is a new era which will be off to a flourishing start with the release of the FCC/C10F strategic plan. Out with the old, in with the new. Fresh start.

Anonymous said...

How about instead of a divorce that we characterize 10 years ago as starting the transition to an eventual open marriage with our INTEL/IP/METOC friends.

We are now beginning our journey as a budding group family with a new strategy.

Anonymous said...


Looks like you are no longer plugged in as you used to be. Passing this along to get you back into the loop.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tighe, Jan E VADM FLTCYBERCOM/C10F, N00
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:26 PM

To: Subject: 80th Anniversary of Navy Cryptology


As many of you know, March 11, 1935 is observed as the birth of Navy cryptology/IW with the standup of the Communications Security Group, which was later renamed the Naval Security Group (NSG). Navy's cryptologic roots of course go back to the On the Roof Gang in 1928 and earlier, but it is this day that directly links to NSG and that we have marked over the years.

Fleet Cyber Command is built on a rich heritage of those who came before us, including the Naval Security Group, Naval Network Warfare Command, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command and Navy Space Command. I believe the heritage and commitment to excellence born in these original organizations continues to shape who we are today. You make me proud to serve at the helm, and I believe we will continue to make our predecessors proud moving forward.

With respect to Navy cryptology/IW specifically, our Navy and our country have a storied history of code breaking in defense of the nation and today's team of professionals proudly and skillfully carries on that legacy. Thank you for all you do as you continue to conduct tailored Signals Intelligence and deliver excellence across all of our strategic goals.

Vr/ jet

Jan E. Tighe