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Not much time left to nominate deserving individuals for the Captain Joseph Rochefort Distinguished Leadership Award


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                                                                                                                   Mar 14, 2011

Janet Rochefort Elerding

Dear Ms. Elerding:

It is my distinct pleasure to share with you the fact we will be honoring your father’s legacy in perpetuity with the establishment of the Captain Joseph Rochefort Distinguished Leadership Award.

Over the years we have created numerous opportunities to celebrate the contributions of the Station HYPO team under your father’s leadership, as it remains the foundation of our community history.  In the spirit of your father’s operational contributions, leadership style, and strong belief that “We can accomplish anything provided no one cares who gets the credit”, this award will recognize the superior achievement of one Information Warfare (formerly Cryptologic) Officer each year.  The awardee will be nominated by peers and selected by a panel focused on leadership, teamwork, and operational contributions over the course of their career to date.

Though this award was long overdue, the concept was recently presented to me by a small cadre of Information Warfare Officers who exemplify the very attributes we will celebrate via this award.  I recently had the pleasure of announcing the establishment of the award at the 76th Anniversary of the Information Warfare and Cryptologic Community held on March 11, 2011.  It remains a privilege to be a part of your father’s legacy and an honor knowing we did our part to ensure it lives on.

                                E. H. DEETS, III
                                Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

For more information about nominations, go HERE.

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