U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association

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US NCVA Citations

These are citations presented to members of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association awarded the Distinguished Service Award.

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), during the period 20 September 1997 to the present, as a former NCVA Executive Director and a Volunteer at the Cryptologic Command Display in Pensacola, Florida.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication as an elected officer and leading volunteer in the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association during the period 1997 – 2014. Steve Roberts filled many key elected, appointed, and volunteer positions during contiguous portions of three decades, and he set an extraordinarily high standard of performance in each.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication as an elected officer and leading volunteer in the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association during the period 1997 – 2014. For contiguous portions of 3 decades, John “Gus” Gustafson has set an extraordinarily high standard for selfless volunteerism and leadership by example.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) for many years, first as the Assistant Editor and most recently as the Producer of the Association’s flagship publication CRYPTOLOG.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) not JUST as a member, but as the owner and creator of his NAVYCTHISTORY web pages—where countless thousands of entries by current and former naval cryptologic technicians and officers as well as historical information and photographs of our previous duty stations reside.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) for over twenty years as the Association’s first Webmaster and Listmaster bringing the NCVA into the modern era of electronic communications.”

The Board of Directors of the Radio Club of America have selected Rob Rude, K0RAR, as the 2016 recipient of the Frank A. Gunther Award.

CTMC (IW/SS) Matthew L. Brindley, USN

“On behalf of the nearly 3000 members of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), it is a sincere honor and pleasure to present you with this award as the Navy winner of the 2017 Award for Cryptologic Support Excellence (ACSE).”

CWO4 Kevin J. Schneider, USN

“On behalf of the nearly 3000 members of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), it is indeed an honor and a sincere pleasure to present you with this award as the 2017 winner of the Captain Joseph J. Rochefort Information Warfare (IW) Officer Distinguished Leadership Award.”

MGySgt John G. Tiffany, USMC

“On behalf of the nearly 3000 members of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), it is a sincere honor and pleasure to present you with this award as the Marine Corps winner of the On-The-Roof Gang (OTRG) Cryptologist of the Year competition for 2017.”

CTRCS (IW/SW) Brandi L. Williams, USN

“On behalf of the nearly 3000 members of the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA), it is a sincere honor and pleasure to present you with this award as the Navy winner of the OTRG Cryptologist of the Year competition for 2017.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) for many, many years not just as a member, but also as the primary photographer for our reunions—with many of his candid photos appearing in the reunion issues of our flagship magazine, the CRYPTOLOG.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) for over many years, first as a member of the selection committee charged with presenting reunion location options to the membership for each reunion, and later as the designated Reunion Coordinator responsible for soliciting groups and venues as prospective hosts for our annual reunions.”

“For distinguished service and conspicuous dedication to the Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association (NCVA) not JUST as a member, but as the Master-at-Arms for our Hospitality Suites at many, many reunions.”

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