Congrats to all the inductees, but especially for my colleague General Harry Raduege! He chairs Deloitte’s Center for Cyber Innovation (http://ow.ly/4eSgJ) and it’s a pleasure and honor to work with him.
by Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
3/14/2011 – WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Five Airmen will be inducted into the Air Force Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., during the Information Dominance Annual Awards ceremony April 14 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
Induction into the Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame honors those individuals who made significant contributions, both to the Air Force and their career field, while serving in the public and private sectors, according to the program’s website. The program was started in 1999 and was originally dubbed the Communications and Information Hall of Fame.
The Airmen are retired Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege Jr., retired Col. Lloyd Watnee, retired Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger, retired Chief Master Sgt. William Mosley, and Cecil Harvell.
According to the nomination, some of General Raduege’s accomplishments include leading the critical command and control communications at the Pentagon after 9/11, architecting the computer network defense and attack capabilities for the Department of Defense and leading the restoration and relocation efforts after the Khobar Towers bombing. He retired in 2005.
Colonel Watnee, who passed away in 1976, was nominated for his development of 13 radio stations that provided global air-traffic services capabilities, among other accomplishments.
Chief Etchberger, who was killed in action in 1968, was nominated for his actions in the then top-secret project Heavy Green, where he enabled the use of computer-assisted radar to guide the bombing missions to their targets.
Chief Mosley retired in 1989, and according to his nomination, spent nearly his entire career at base-level, developing and mentoring career Airmen making the air-traffic control systems measurably better. The nomination also said his devotion to his people and unit was exceeded only by his dedication to supporting host-wing warfighters.
Mr. Harvell, who served in both the Marine Corps and the Air Force and attained the civilian rank of General Schedule 15, was nominated for developing and implementing policies and procedures for acquiring commercially leased telecommunications systems Air Force-wide after the service became a separate entity in 1947. He also defined and monitored development of key communication suites.