Title: Crypto-Linguistic Association Presents This Year's Career Honors

Release Date: 2017-04-24

Document Date: 2004-07-28

Description: Three linguists received awards for their contributions in establishing standards and in working on Russian and South American targets.

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(U) Crypto-Linguistic Association Presents This Year's Career Honors
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Run Date: 07/28/2004

(U)This month the Crypto-linguistic Association (CLA) presented three of their annual awards to
honor deserving linguists in various stages of their language careers.
(U//FOUO)
, United States Army, S2H4 was presented the Rochefort
Award. This recognition is given to military personnel whose accomplishments have contributed
to the mission of the cryptologic community in the tradition of ingenuity, energy, and leadership
which exemplified the achievement of CAPT Rochefort .

(S//SI)
has been hailed as one of the "go to" language experts on Russian nuclear
safety and security systems/programs, weapons inventory/use controls, nuclear
deployment/accident contingency plans, and how these affect and are affected by critical U.S.
Cooperative Threat Reduction and other U.S.-Russia assistance programs, he liaises daily with
intra-Agency HQs partners, GCHQ, the Medina RSOC, CIA, DIA, DOE and NGA on collection,
processing, translation, analysis and reporting issues. These have assumed critical importance
after 9/11 and his pioneering work has garnered acclaim throughout the intelligence and policy
communities.

(U//FOUO)
is the 2004 recipient of the Sydney Jaffe Award. This award is
presented to civilian personnel whose accomplishments have contributed to the mission of the
cryptologic community in the tradition of scholarship, leadership, and achievement that were the
hallmarks of Dr. Jaffe's career.
(U//FOUO) A Master Linguist,
served on the former Directorate of Operations'
Language Technical Track Review Panel. During his tenure as Chair of Subpanel 1 of the
Language and Linguistics Technical Track, he evaluated and awarded titles to over 100 linguists.
At the end of his term,
was asked to serve an additional term because he had "gone
the extra mile and more on every occasion to make sure that NSA linguists were rated
rigorously and fairly."
seven years of service on the Language & Linguistics
Technical Track panel helped "shape the standards of the review process as we know it today."
(U//FOUO)
received the CLA Award that recognizes language
professionals that are at the mid-point of their careers who have distinguished themselves in
their daily endeavors as did the award's namesake, Norman Wild.
(TS//SI)
is recognized for many of her accomplishments including those of her
tour in Tegucigalpa, when a new communications links between Colombia and Honduras were
identified and development of these communications began. Within a very short time,
had analyzed and identified "new" drug cartels and cartel bosses. One, in
particular, was the impetus for an ongoing pursuit of a multinational drug group and became the
focus of the CIA Station. SCS Division management called
contributions
"...an exceptional accomplishment that has had an enormous impact on the Station and the
liaison project in-country." In addition, she was singled out in a note from the U.S. Ambassador
to Colombia at the height of threats to U.S. persons there in early 2003, "
....You all are
doing a great job. The tactical SIGINT is vital, possibly saving hundreds of lives."
(
was on her way to her next PCS and could not attend ceremony.)

(U) To find out more about these awards, how you might nominate someone and the many
other activities of the CLA, please visit the CLA webpage.

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