CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2023!
ON 21-22 JUNE 2023 WE WILL INDUCT FOUR NEW MEMBERS INTO THE MI HALL OF FAME!
MRS. ELIZEBETH FRIEDMAN worked as a cryptographer for the U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Treasury Department for thirty years. During World War I, working side-by-side with her husband, William Friedman (Hall of Fame Class of 1988), she helped establish the complex techniques used in the U.S. wartime codebreaking effort. In the Prohibition era, her skills helped the Coast Guard prosecute hundreds of rum runners/smugglers. Finally, she helped identify German espionage networks across the Southern hemisphere and in the United States during World War II. Although less well known than her husband’s, her considerable skills contributed to United States security from both domestic and foreign threats.
COLONEL RICHARD HALBLEIB served as a “2” at battalion, brigade, and division (24th ID) and held key assignments at NATO headquarters, the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS) G-2 in the Pentagon, and in the NSA. During Operation Desert Storm, he was the first to leverage JSTARS in support of combat operations, resulting in successful deep strikes against Iraqi armor forces. He used his experiences in Iraq to improve intelligence training, doctrine, and operational support throughout the 1990s. After retiring in 2001 as the Director, National Cryptologic Doctrine Office, NSA, he served another nineteen years as a civilian in that agency.
COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR DAVID REDMON served thirty-five years in the U.S. Army culminating with three years as both the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Advisor for U.S. Cyber Command and the Director’s Senior Enlisted Advisor for the NSA/CSS. He also served as the senior enlisted leader for the DCS G-2; the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435 in Kabul, Afghanistan; INSCOM; and the 66th MI Brigade in Germany. During his last ten years in service, he guided the Army in establishing its first cyber brigade and developing the first cyber military occupational specialties. At the DoD level, he oversaw the training and integration of cyber personnel and capabilities into operations at every level.
MR. CHARLES (ED) LOSEY served twenty-five years in uniform and another eighteen as a Department of the Army Civilian. During his civilian career as Director of Force Management for INSCOM from 1999-2017, he guided the transition of INSCOM to the Modular Force 2020 design while not only fending off threats to reduce civilian and military billets but ensuring personnel increases for the command and its units worldwide. In addition to supporting the introduction of new technologies to the warfighter, he guided INSCOM in standing up theater MI brigades in support of each combatant command, including USAFRICOM and USNORTHCOM, as well as the Land Warfare Information Activity (later the 1st Information Operations Command).
Full biographies will be available on the Hall of Fame Members page soon.