Thursday, May 31, 2012

Changes of Command

Commander Giangrasso
Commander Peter Giangrasso relieved Captain Joseph Pugh as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command, Whidbey Island, Washington.

And, on the intel side...

The Office of Naval Intelligence's (ONI) Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center held a change of command ceremony at ONI headquarters May 31. Captain Andrea Pollard relieved Captain William Bray, who has been named 6th Fleet intelligence officer. The Nimitz Center is the Navy's Center of Excellence for operational and strategic analyses of events associated with the maritime domain. Its products and services support operational commanders and national policymakers.

Leading from your desk

Nice post by Commander Sean Heritage, Commanding Officer and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola.  You can read it HERE.

NAVY'S Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet

The Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) exercise, a joint effort between the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and Institute for the Future (IFTF), is an online game designed to crowdsource ideas and strategies that may provide insight to some of the Navy's toughest problems.

Play the Game, Change the Game

With the help of multimedia and web 2.0 technology, MMOWGLI creates a future environment where players are asked to share new ideas and collaborate with other users to earn innovation points and win the game. MMOWGLI is a web-based game which allows ONR to strategize with more players than possible in a face-to-face setting. Scaling up participation increases our aperture and enables the development of more solutions and unimagined possibilities. The game's first round, piracyMMOWGLI, launched in summer 2011 and centered around a fast-paced, geopolitical situation off the coast of Somalia. Piracy professionals are being privately invited to continue this exploration.

Upcoming MMOWGLI Gameplay

ONR's Office of Innovation plans to run a series of MMOWGLI games on a variety of topics over the next year. In November, ONR will launch the next round of piracyMMOWGLI. If you have not previously joined the game, watch for additional opportunities to register and join the action.
ONR is excited to partner with the Naval Task Force Energy to develop a new MMOWGLI scenario focused on the future of energy. This round of gameplay, known as energyMMOWGLI, will launch in May 2012. To pre-register for this game, please visit this link:
Note: Some users may experience difficulty accessing this site. Your browser may require a downloadable DoD root certificate. For othe registration access and registration problems, contact the MMOWGLI team directly.)
The MMOWGLI game blog and Twitter feed are additional resources for updates on live gameplay as well as previous scenarios. See video highlights on YouTube.
For additional information, contact

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Navy Information Operations Command

Upcoming Change of Command

Captain Justin F. Kershaw will relieve Captain Jeffrey S. Cole on Friday, 29 June at 1 PM as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii.  The Change of Command will be held at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Officers Club.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Can you write?

Let them know where you stand.  And find out where they stand by exchanging 'commander's intent' messages.

I have not seen anything like this before.  Imagine: A senior leader sends his destroyer squadron his "Commodore's Intent" and asks each of his Commanding Officers to send him 'their' intent in the form of a handwritten essay of their command intentions for the next two years.  This is a novel way of finding out if your Skippers can write and a great way for them to connect their command intentions with those of the Commodore.

Commander's Intent - A way to deal with incomplete or changing requirements

Commander's Intent is a military concept. It seems to have been first articulated by the Prussians after their defeat by Napoleon's conscript army in 1806. Commander's Intent is "the commander's stated vision which defines the purpose of an operation, the end state with respect to the relationship among the force, the enemy and the terrain; it must enable subordinates to quickly grasp the successful end state and their part in achieving it".

by Sanjay Mishra

Monday, May 28, 2012

RDML Tighe - BIG data

"You can go to almost any mission area or functional area in the United States Navy and think about how much of our human capital gets spent diving into various databases and then manually aggregating it," she said. "If we could get to a place where our data is in a cloud that's understandable, that's smartly tagged, that's discoverable, we could easily get to solutions that don't require so much human intervention. That lets the humans deal with the higher-order thinking that's required to make those decisions."

That's the next step, Tighe said, and it's a lot easier said than done. The Navy's IT architecture isn't poised to free the data from the systems that house it, and neither are its policies.

"What we're thinking is along the lines of a big data-type approach," she said. "We need to ingest data in a way that lets us understand it well and share it across a number of different mission areas. We need to get to a more standardized way of dealing with data, and particularly big data."

Tighe said the big data issue isn't really a technological problem, as Amazon and Google have proven with their own decentralized cloud based information systems. Rather, it's a policy problem the Navy, and DoD as a whole, need to overcome by rethinking things such as identity management, and collapsing networks that don't inter-operate with one another.

Full Article from Federal News Radio is HERE.

And, more on BIG DATA here.

RDML Tighe is Director, Decision Superiority, OPNAV N2N6F4.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Waiting for the sound

"There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps."

Ronald Reagan
In a letter to his son Michael

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cyber's awkward days

 “We need cyber to be wired into the whole force.  In the future, cyber will become both a standalone warfighting instrument with global reach and a ubiquitous enabler of the joint force. In other words, cyber forces should be capable both of operating on their own, like strategic bombers on long-range missions deep into enemy airspace, or in close conjunction with other combat arms, like those same bombers providing close air support to ground troops in Afghanistan. Right now, however, the military is at a stage with cyber more comparable to the early, awkward days of aviation in the 1920s, when everyone knew this new technology could have awesome effects but no one was quite sure how.”

General Martin Dempsey
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Friday, May 25, 2012

In an ideal world - three rules for your career

1) Don't try sell your Sailors on something you don't believe yourself
2) Don't work for anyone you don't respect and admire; and 
3) Make yourself an enjoyable person to work with.
 And, of course, Albert Einstein weighs in with:
Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Navy SEAL appeals for megalopsychia - 'greatness of soul'

Former Navy SEAL Eric Grietens, PhD, (CEO, The Mission Continues) addressed the 3,360 graduates of Tufts University at their commencement ceremony on 22 May.  To these graduating young people, Greitens issued a unique challenge, one rarely heard at commencements today: to sacrifice, to serve one's country and to live magnanimously

Eric challenged the graduates to think above and beyond their own dreams, their own desires, and to be strong. Aristotle called this megalopsychia, greatness of soul, and considered it one of the greatest moral virtues.
Eric challenged them to ask themselves, 'What kind of service can I provide? What kind of positive difference can I make in the lives of others?'

“You can endure the ‘how’ if you have the right ‘why’,” Greitens said. “The ‘why’ must always be larger than you.”

He told them that if they worked every day to live an answer to that question, then they would be stronger.

“Life is about getting it right one day at a time.  You will have to deal with pain, suffering and fear ­— but with that you will gain wisdom, strength and courage.”

Adapted from various news reports.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I like Ike

From the good people at The Art of Manliness.  Full blog post on Eisenhower is HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Noble Opportunity

MULTIPLIERS won as a finalist in the Leadership category for the Best Business Books of the Year Award by 800-CEO-Read!

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Information Warfare Commanders

Belated congratulations to the newest group of Information Warfare Lieutenant Commanders who were selected for Commander.  BZ!

Chris Weech (Above Zone)
Brian Barrow (In Zone)
Kevin Lock (In Zone)
Dom Lovello (In Zone)
Bill Daniels (In Zone)


“No man ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation.”

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tips from Valve Software for Navy leaders

First, senior Navy leadership should express an inspirational mission for their Sailors, describing the overriding goals of the Navy and how those goals serve both the Department of the Navy and the American people.

Second, Navy leaders at all levels of command should communicate and model those goals, ensuring that all Sailors in the Navy are on the same page.

Third, deckplate leaders — those supervising Sailors at the deckplates — should help all Sailors see how their own individual actions play a role in achieving the Navy's goals.

This is what provides meaning to the Navy's mission.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A better course of action

"Never criticize a policy unless you can convincingly depict a better course of action."

Friday, May 18, 2012

Today's failure

"I have not failed.  I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Thomas A. Edison

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Deputy Commander, Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet

Rear Admiral Diane E.H. Webber has been nominated as the new deputy commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and the Tenth Fleet at Fort Meade, Maryland, according to a recent Defense Department release.

RDML Webber is currently the director of communications and networks at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Although, the official U.S. Navy website carries her biography as Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command's Director, Command Control Systems. Her bio is HERE.

The Commander of Fleet Cyber Command is Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Remarkable Sailors

A remarkable Sailor was born on this date

CTT1 (SW) Steven Daugherty was born today (my birthday) in 1979. No one thought he would leave this earth before he was 30, 40, 50 or even 60 years old. But, the young man is gone. Gone, but not forgotten. No. Not by a long shot.

He was from Barstow, California and really never intended to join the Navy. He was a student in my schoolhouse at the Naval Center for Cryptology at Corry Station, Pensacola. We had about 8000 students graduate in a year. So, I can't say that I even recall who he was. That won't keep me from remembering him.

After his time at Corry, he served in the typical billets of our young Petty Officers. He went to sea and advanced reasonably quickly. While at Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk he became interested in the SEALs and qualified to deploy to a U.S. Navy SEAL team operating in Iraq. He advanced to Petty Officer First Class (E-6) at a pretty good pace.

On 6 July 2007 (my daughter's birthday) he was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device (IED).

We can argue about whether Steven Daugherty was a hero or not. We can't argue about his patriotism. There is no doubting that.

Carry on - a remarkable Sailor died today

"Our charge today is clear: Carry on.

Lead with zeal, serve with pride, learn about and honor our heritage . . . and that will be the Admiral Boorda legacy and the only really fitting memorial and with it will come the strength to carry on. 

God Bless you, Admiral Boorda. We love you and will forever miss you."

MCPON John Hagan

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

On The Roof Gang (OTRG) Declaration

This is a nice On The Roof Gang (OTRG) Declaration for the five surviving members of the OTRG.  Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers was kind enough to sign and read this declaration at the 76 Anniversary Celebration of the Cryptologic and Information Warfare communities.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Friends over at LeaderLab put this out

Take a look at your Navy Information Operations Command. How many of these characteristics do you share? If the answer is “not many”, then your Commanding Officer has a whack of work to do because this is the type of environment that moves commands from the comfort zone to the significant zone.
  1. Inaction is frowned upon.
  2. Fire, Ready, Aim is the mantra.
  3. Failure is lauded. 
  4. Every innovation is applauded and the great ones rewarded
  5. Successful innovations are Navy sea story folklore.
  6. The leaders have track records of innovation success.
  7. The organization reeks of pride
You can read more HERE.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

From the popular demand

From the amazing Jeff Bacon.  More HERE.

Upcoming Senior IW Officer Detailer Change

Captain Joe Boogren will be relieved by Captain Doug Powers in June 2012 as the Senior Information Warfare Officer detailer. Captain Powers is currently serving as the Director of Cybersecurity Operations, NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Another one - from the archives

The fabulous cartoonist Jeff Bacon of BROADSIDE fame has many fans around the world.  None more devoted than I am to his fine work and great humor.  I proudly possess two cartoons that he drew for me personally.  One is "When Cryptos Shop For Homes" and this one he drew for me to present to CTICS Rick Crim at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.  Senior Chief Crim had a reputation for laying waste to Navy students at DLI.  I am told that more than one student passed out during his infamous 'Come to Jesus' counseling sessions. I believe it.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy 85th - CWO4 Wallace Louis Exum

Navigating Life - Steering One's True Course

Happy 85th Birthday
CWO4 Exum !!

Born on 10 May 1927, today at 85 years young, Wallace Louis Exum remains the embodiment of true Navy leadership.
He is a man who lives his life richly in our Navy’s history, has performed bravely in battle, written lovingly about our Navy’s past and has prepared so many young men and women to lead our Navy’s future.

The Navy brought onto its rolls an improbable leader and a truly remarkable individual in an underaged 16 year old Seaman Recruit named Wallace Louis Exum in September 1943. Born in Akron, Ohio and raised mostly in the Los Angeles, California area by his two very loving parents, “Wally” Exum knew he had to perform his patriotic duty and join his young friends fighting the war in the Pacific.

Seaman Exum had not been in the Navy long before he strayed from his true course. More than once, he ran afoul of the Navy’s rules and regulations. Somewhere early-on he earned the nickname “Bigtime” for his easy-going manner, his extra thick Navy mattress and his home-of-record -- Los Angeles. More than once he had some difficulty in finding his way back to his ship on time. But, he never did anything seriously wrong and NEVER ONCE did he ever do anything with malice against anyone.

17 February 1945 marked one of the many milestones in his life when he was wounded in battle as his Landing Craft Infantry (LCI-457) came under fire during the battle for Iwo Jima. On 17 February 1945, Landing Craft Infantry vessels supported underwater demolition teams (UDT), which conducted beach and surf condition surveillance and neutralized underwater obstacles. Japanese coastal batteries heavily damaged 12 of the vessels, resulting in 38 killed and 132 wounded. At 18 years old, Wally was among those many young men wounded who earned the Purple Heart Medal. The skipper of his LCI, a Lieutenant, won the Navy Cross.

Having won the war on both sides of the world, the military released many young men from the service. Wally Exum was among those men. But, somehow, he always found his way back to the Navy. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, Vietnam and throughout the Cold War.

Over his career he found himself at sea for 18 years and gave the Navy and the nation 42 years of selfless service. His service took him around the world. He continues to serve the Navy in retirement today as a “Goodwill Ambassador”; his wonderful books tell the Navy’s story – and a wonderful story it is.

In 1981 at 55 years old, he was the first (and only) Chief Warrant Officer assigned as an instructor to the Navy’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, Rhode Island. Somehow, the Chief of Naval Personnel, VADM Lando W. Zech had a personal hand in assigning CWO3 Exum to OCS. As a Celestial Navigation instructor, he would prepare hundreds of young men and women for successful careers as Naval officers – showing them all how to “navigate life – steering one’s true course”.

VADM Zech was certain that CWO3 Exum was the right man to develop these young men and women into professional Naval officers. VADM Zech sent exactly the right man. By all reports CWO3 Exum was an excellent navigation instructor.

With few (if any) exceptions, the officer candidates loved their instructor. Frequently he would spend many extra hours in the evenings with the officer candidates, teaching them the finer points of using a sextant to “shoot the stars” – absolutely essential to celestial navigation.

His evening lectures always ended with the same admonition to the young people trusted to his care. “Remember, ladies and gentlemen”, he would always say, “you can shoot the stars but we never shoot the moon.” The groans from the officer candidates would follow him all the way back to the parking lot where he parked a beautiful convertible Cadillac that his “even more beautiful” Joyce (one of the two loves in his life – the other being his daughter Marilyn) had given to him.

Without their realizing it at the time, Warrant Officer Exum was teaching these young people how to navigate their lives – not just celestial navigation. He taught them good manners, courtesy, honesty, patience, teamwork, integrity and so much more. He taught hundreds of young men and women to be good Naval officers. Those officers went on to lead thousands of Chief Petty Officers and Sailors in our great Navy. It is reasonable to say that CWO Exum impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Sailors through his good work and leadership in Newport, Rhode Island. He helped produce countless Navy Captains and certainly a few Admirals for the Navy. Not too bad for a 55 year old Chief Warrant Officer who was originally uncertain about his ability to get the job done for his friend and mentor, Vice Admiral Zech.

Following duty as an instructor and Company Officer at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, CWO4 Exum was assigned as the Security Officer at the Fleet Activity Sasebo, Japan. Once again, he was challenged to put Sailors on their true course. He had no idea that he would be providing course corrections for his Commanding Officer. But, it didn’t matter. The CO was off course and it was CWO4 Exum’s duty to bring him back to the right course. Turns out the CO was violating Navy Regulations by allowing bulk sales of alcohol to Sailors during all hours of the day and was not attentive to many security issues confronting Fleet Activities Sasebo. Besides being against Navy Regulations, these bulk alcohol sales were creating all kinds of discipline problems among the Sailors in Sasebo – a lot of Sailors and a lot of alcohol are not a good mix. CWO4 Exum tactfully and discretely let the CO know that the bulk alcohol sales were prohibited by Navy Regs and were causing some discipline problems among the Sailors, as well as some black- market issues with the Japanese. CWO4 Exum also informed the CO about a number of security issues the base faced. The CO wouldn’t hear any of it. CWO4 Exum knew he had to get the CO on course to protect the CO from himself and to protect the Sailors. He told the CO he would take it up the chain of command. Anyone who knows anything about the Navy understands this put CWO4 Exum in a really tough spot. No one enjoys telling their CO that he’s wrong. And the CO sure doesn’t enjoying hearing it. But CWO4 Exum had long ago committed himself to “steering a true course”. CWO4 Exum filed his report and the CO promptly sent the Chief Warrant Officer to the psychiatric ward at the Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. It was readily apparent to the doctors examining CWO4 Exum exactly what the CO had in mind. They kept CWO4 Exum aboard for a short period and released him back to Sasebo “fit for full duty.” Somehow the bulk alcohol sales ended soon thereafter and CWO4 Exum got the attention of the right people in the chain of command to the correct the many security deficiencies aboard Sasebo. Once again, this part of the Navy was back on its “one true course.”

And that is what his life is all about. You’ll find him teaching celestial navigation in the middle and high schools in Washington State from time to time. I am sure those students haven’t figured it out yet but ‘ol mister Exum is teaching them how to navigate life. Those kids are still getting lessons in courtesy, teamwork, honesty and so much more. Count on CWO4 Exum to make sure all the charts are current, we’re steering by the stars, we’re taking the whole crew and everyone is steering “one true course”.

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a lesson in manliness.

This short piece won the "2010 LESSONS IN MANLINESS" contest sponsored by THE ART OF MANLINESS blog.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Connect ideas - share them

“We are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them.”

Steven Johnson

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hooray !!!

My beautiful daughter Bond is now following my blog.


Commander Derick Armstrong, CO USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68) was fired on Tuesday, 8 May by Vice Admiral Frank C. Pandolfe, Commander U.S. SIXTH Fleet.  Armstrong is the third commanding officer of USS THE SULLIVANS in less than two years. 

The relief for cause was a result of an unprofessional command climate that was contrary to good order and discipline.

All evidence of Commander Armstrong's existence has already been removed from the official Navy website for USS THE SULLIVANS HERE.

We live in an age of proliferation of information and shrinking of good sense.

Jean Baudrillard

Monday, May 7, 2012


The power to command has never meant the power to be mysterious.

Ferdinand Foch

In essence, "Tell your Sailors what the hell you want them to accomplish.  Don't make them guess."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Think for yourself

Robert Leonhard in his excellent book, The Principles of War for the Information Age said it well:
“The greatest legacy that a leader can leave behind is a subordinate who is not afraid to think for himself.”

Saturday, May 5, 2012

From the archives

Some many years ago I served as a Defense Attorney for a Shipmate during Chief Petty Officer's initiation in Monterey, California.  It was my privilege to be there and I was honored that the Chiefs Mess allowed my limited participation.  I was a Lieutenant at the time and it was my seventh Chiefs' initiation.  For some reason my performance as Defense Attorney never improved, despite the years of experience.  Like the selectees, I went in afraid each time.  Those were some truly remarkable men - those Navy Chiefs.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

VADM Rogers Firing Up the Community

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet, addresses Information Dominance Corps officers and Sailors of the Naval Special Warfare community at a Naval Amphibious Base Coronado during an all-hands call on 30 April. Fleet Cyber Command is the Navy's central operating authority for networks, cryptology and signals intelligence, information operations, cyber, electronic warfare, and space capabilities.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Navy Fires Two More Commanding Officers

Fast Attack Submarine USS COLUMBIA's Commanding Officer, Commander Dennis Klein was fired by Commander Submarine Group Squadron SEVEN (Captain James Pitts) after determining that Commander Klein failed to "exhibit adequate leadership” during some operational assessments.  Commander Klein's Chief of the Boat was also fired.

Commander Lee Hoey, Commander of the Navy's Drug Screening Lab was fired for "poor command climate", according to Captain Cappy Surette, spokesman for the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
Commander Hoey's Executive Officer was also fired.  The firings were due to poor performance on command climate surveys, some of which had been prompted by hotline reports to the inspector general.

Together we are going to be interested.
Together we are going to help each other.
Together we are going to inspire each other.
Together we are going to infect each other with motivation.
Together we are going to be accountable to each other.
Together we are going to be better.

Bassam Tarazi

His website is HERE.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Icon Retires - Captain Kevin Hooley

Captain Kevin Hooley
Tim Bovill
Naval Network Warfare Command
Director, Human & Command Resources

Wanted to let you all know that I attended a ceremony IHO of CAPT Kevin Hooley yesterday as he finalizes his days on active duty.  ADM Harvey, U.S. Fleet Forces, was present and said, "when I saw Kevin's award come across my desk, I will sign it under the condition that I present it!"
Sure enough, he did.

After 40 years of active duty, his time has come to retire.  Not many have taken Kevin's path, Seaman to LDO and ultimately reaching the rank of Captain, but a few come to mind....Captains Al Ross, Larry Schaffer, Clyde Lopez, Jim Newman, Tom Botulinski, Craig Eaton, and still on active duty, Jim Brokaw.  I'm sure there are plenty more.  Each of these individuals would tell they all had good mentors and great Chiefs that kept them in line and on the right track.  Yesterday, Kevin gave all the credit for his success to many people but he was extremely grateful for the Chief's mess's throughout his career.

Kevin enlisted in 1972 and after 10 years as a CTR (a real Morse Code kind of guy), he was commissioned via the LDO program (1982).  To recap his spectacular career, his sea duty (PCS and DIRSUP) and shore duty assignments included:

- USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) (on last deployment)
- USS HANCOCK (CV 19) (decommissioned)
- USS ORISKANY (CVA 34) (decommissioned)
- USS MIDWAY (CV 41) (decommissioned)
- USS RANGER (CVA 61) (decommissioned)
- USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG 5 (hull number 5, really Kevin??)
- USS WORDEN (CG 18) (decommissioned)
- USS REEVES (CG 24) (decommissioned)
- USS JOUETT (DLG 29) (decommissioned)
- USS STERETT (CG 31) (decommissioned)
- USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN 25) (decommissioned)
- USS IOWA (BB 61) (decommissioned)
- USS PARCHE (SSN 683) (decommissioned)
- USS SARGO (SSN 583) (decommissioned)
- USS POLLACK (SSN 603) (decommissioned)

- Naval Communications Training Center, Pensacola, FL
- U.S. NAVCOMMSTA, Philippines
- U.S. NAVSECGRUACT Clark AB, Philippines
- U.S. NAVSECGRUACT Misawa Japan
- SPAWAR Washington DC
- SPECWAR, Coronado, CA
- U.S. NAVSECGRUACT Bad Aibling (Commanding Officer) (decommissioned)
- CINCLANTFLT (now Fleet Forces Command)
- U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command/U.S. FIFTH Fleet
- Center for Cryptology/Center for Information Dominance (Commanding
- CNO Strategic Studies Group, Newport, RI
- Naval Network Warfare Command, Norfolk, VA
- Navy Cyber Forces Command, Virginia Beach, VA

In his remarks yesterday, Kevin said...."when you see me sitting on my porch, gazing and smiling at the sky, know that I am thinking of all of you!"

Fair Winds and Following Seas Captain Hooley. 

Word to the wise

In the long history of humankind, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. 

 Charles Darwin