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CHIPS Articles: Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare Announces FY20 Copernicus Award Winners

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare Announces FY20 Copernicus Award Winners
By CHIPS Magazine - February 9, 2021
The Chief of Naval Operations is pleased to congratulate the fiscal year 2020 Copernicus Award winners. The Copernicus Award recognizes individual contributions to Naval Warfare in the disciplines of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I), Information Systems or Information Warfare (IW).

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) have selected the following Copernicus Award winners for fiscal year 2020:

  • Maj Anthony J. Ambriz, USMC, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command (MFCC)
  • LCDR Bruce A. Andrews, USN, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG)
  • CDR Hannah L. Bealon, USN, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN (CCSG 11)
  • Capt John A. Christensen, USMC, Marine Air Control Squadron 4 (MACS- 4)
  • ITC Anthony T. Dowden, USN, USS Boxer (LHD 4)
  • ET1 Rustian R. Dunn, USCG, USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627)
  • Ms. Teresa S. Duvall, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM)
  • CDR Dennis D. Good, USCG, C5I Service Center
  • Mr. Stephen C. Howell, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD)
  • Mr. Stephen A. Kemmer, Naval Communications Security Material System
  • CTNC Peter G. Koplan, USN, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command
  • LCDR Christopher B. Landis, USN, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) Operations Center (JDOC)
  • CTI2 Carlos F. Luna, USN, Cryptologic Warfare Activity SIX FIVE
  • CTT1 Nicholas A. Marteney, USN, USS San Jacinto (CG 56)
  • Maj Kevin W. McMullen, USMC, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command (MFCC)
  • IT1 James R. Neff, USN, Commander Amphibious Squadron FIVE (CPR-5)
  • Chief Petty Officer Andrew T. Nguyen, USN, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG)
  • LT Michael C. Overstreet, USCG, U.S. Coast Guard C5I Service Center
  • SSgt Gerad K. Patton, USMC, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)
  • Capt Juan C. Ruizvillegas, USMC, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18
  • Capt Jerod D. Sausville, USMC, Marine Forces Special Operations Command
  • Mr. Aaron M. Schroeder, Marine Corps Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Enterprise (MCISRE)
  • Mr. Todd Schuff, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic
  • CDR Russell G. Schuhart II, USN, Cryptologic Warfare Group SIX
  • GySgt Matthew D. Stallworth, USMC, U.S. Marine Corps Detachment Newport
  • GySgt David A. Steiner, USMC, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii
  • CWO Pedro P. Sullivan, USCG, Coast Guard Cyber Command
  • Maj Erika M. Teichert, USMC, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task
  • Force, Crisis Response Central Command 20.2 (SPMATGF-CR-CC) CE
  • CWO2 Benjamin M. Yancovich, USMC, 6TH Communication Battalion Force Headquarters Group Marine Forces Reserve

All Copernicus Award winners will receive an invitation from AFCEA and USNI inviting them, their spouse/guest, and their Commanding Officer to attend an awards reception and presentation ceremony held at the AFCEA International/USNI WEST 2021 Conference in San Diego, California at the San Diego Convention Center on 29 June 2021.

NAVADMIN 028/21 was released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.


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