​2017 NAVAL INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AWARDS RESULTS

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RMKS/1.  It is with great pleasure that I announce the selectees for the 2017 
Naval Intelligence Community Awards.

2.  Rear Admiral Thomas A. Brooks Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year 
Awards.  The Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) established the 
Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year awards in 1990 to promote high morale 
and recognize professional excellence in the Naval Intelligence Community.  
This year�s RADM Thomas A. Brooks Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year 
awardees are:

a.  Afloat:  LT Bruce Kimbrell, Carrier Air Wing THREE
b.  Ashore:  LT Roger Long, Special Operations Command, Pacific

3.  Commander Dan F. Shanower Intelligence Specialist of the Year (ISOY) 
Awards.  The DNI established the Intelligence Specialist of the Year awards 
in 1995 to promote high morale and recognize professional excellence in the 
Naval Intelligence Community.  This year�s CDR Dan F. Shanower Intelligence 
Specialist of the Year awardees are:

a.  Senior Afloat:  IS1(EXW) Eric Muir, Naval Special Warfare Group ONE
b.  Senior Ashore:  IS1(IW/SW) Terren Hudson, Joint Intelligence Center 
Central, U.S. Central Command
c.  Junior Afloat:  IS2(IW) Lyndsey Freiberger, Special Reconnaissance Team 
TWO
d.  Junior Ashore:  IS1(IW/EXW/SW) Brandon Harbaugh, Brooks Center for 
Maritime Engagement

4.  Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Leadership.  The VADM Rufus L. 
Taylor Award was established in 1985 to recognize leadership from deserving 
personnel who exemplify excellence and exceptional dedication to duty within 
the Naval Intelligence Community.  This year's VADM Rufus L. Taylor Award for 
Leadership awardees are:

a.  Active:  CAPT Michael Hannan, Naval Aviation Warfighting Development 
Center
b.  Reserve:  ISCS(IW/AW/EXW/SW) Jonathan Bocek, Naval Aviation Warfighting 
Development Center  Direct Support Element-Targeting 0294

5.  Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence 
Instruction.  Established in 1989, the VADM Rufus L. Taylor Award for 
Excellence in Intelligence Instruction honors instructors who exhibit 
principles which VADM Taylor exemplified throughout his career.  This year�s 
VADM Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction 
awardees are:
a.  Information Warfare Training Command San Diego:  LT Robert Baxter
b.  Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach:  IS1(IW/EXW) Frank 
Ash

6.  Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton Award for Leadership and Mentorship.  
The DNI established the RADM Edwin T. Layton Award for Leadership and 
Mentorship in 2001 to recognize outstanding leadership and mentorship in the 
furtherance of Naval Intelligence performance.  This year�s RADM Edwin T. 
Layton Award for Leadership and Mentorship awardees are:
a.  CAPT Matt Hopson, Brooks Center for Maritime Engagement
b.  CDR Jeffrey Buschmann, Naval Special Warfare Development Group
c.  CDR Kelly Robbins, Information Warfare Training Center San Diego
d.  CDR Marie Simonpietri, Office of Naval Intelligence 0922
e.  LCDR Phillip Menard, Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center
f.  LCDR Brian Salter, U.S. Strategic Command
g.  LCDR Jeremy Wagner, U.S. Pacific Command, Joint Intelligence Operations 
Center
h.  EODCM(IW/EWS/EXW/SW) Jason Sparks, Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center
i.  ISCS(EXW/AW) Luke Williams, Navy Special Warfare Group TEN
j.  IS1(IW) Patsy Krnichar, Joint Special Operations Command Intelligence 
Brigade

7.  Herman Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic Excellence.  Since 1983, the 
Herman Dworkin Award is presented annually to the civilian or military 
analyst working maritime issues who exemplifies, through their work and 
attitude, Mr. Dworkins traits of analytic expertise.  This year�s Herman 
Dworkin Award for Maritime Analytic Excellence awardee is:

a.  Ms. Oriana Scherr, Nimitz Operational Intelligence Center

8.  I am honored to lead such a fine cadre of Intelligence Professionals and 
congratulate you all for your service to the nation.  BRAVO ZULU!

9.  Released by VADM Jan E. Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for 
Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence.//

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