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Navy Office of Information: Chief of Information RDML Dawn
Cutler; CAPT Patrick McNally, CDR Ryan Perry, LCDR Katie
Cerezo, LCDR Sarah Flaherty, LT Rob Myers, LT Jackie Pau, LT
Tim Hawkins, LT David Bennett, LT Chika Onyekanne, LTJG Kat
Dransfield and Judy V. Van Benthuysen
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations: Joe Gradisher
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RD&A): CDR
Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy: Robert Freeman
Naval Air Systems Command: Rob Koon, Billy Ray Brown, Emily
Burdeshaw, Kelly M. Burdick, Jamie Cosgrove, La Toya Graddy,
Marcia T. Hart and Paula A. Paige
Naval Sea Systems Command: James Slater, Alan Baribeau,
Stacie Evans, Brie Lang, Christopher Johnson, Brie Lang, LT Kurt
W. Larson, Matt Leonard and Coleen O’Rourke
Strategic Systems Program Office: John Daniels
Military Sealift Command: Thomas Van Leunen and James Marconi
F- 35 Joint Program Office: Kyra Hawn
Naval History and Heritage Command: Joe Gordon
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps: Capt Dustin A. Pratico and
Capt Maureen Krebs
Marine Corps Systems Command: Barbara Hamby
Marine Corps PEO Land Systems: Manny Pacheco
Marine Corps History Division: Annette Amerman
Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard: CDR Joseph Klinker, CWO3
Chad Saylor and PACS Michael E. Hvozda
Maritime Administration: Kim R. Anderson
The Tailhook Association: Doug Siegfried
Pensaré Design Ltd.: Mary Ellen Vehlow, Rob Black and
Publishers Press: Tom Wheeler, Stephanie Barnes, Janice Johns
and Marty Roberson
Also: Marco Borst, Jaap Dubbeldam, Jonathan Ernst, Thomas
Kaminski, Ted Minter, Richard J. Morgan, Tim Moran, Jim Mulquin,
Samuel L. Morison, Eric Parsons, Lindsey Peacock, Norman
Polmar, Dan Reynolds, David Shirlaw, Martyn Swan, Michael
Weeks and Eric Wertheim
Navy League Headquarters staff: (In addition to those listed in the
masthead) Marcel Angeles, Oscar M. Arrieta, Chris Bennett, Karin
Beswick, Nichole Bolen, Cynthia Bryant, Leticia Click, Aubrey Collier,
Ryan Donaldson, Aimee Freeman, Sara Fuentes, Rebecca Grapsy,
Lindsey Lassiter, Emily Lefler, Evan Martella, Stacy McFarland, Laura
McKaskel, Luana McMurray-Hodges, Kevyan Sly, Pirjo Toivanen, Miles
Workman, Kevin Traver, William Waylett Jr. and Jenn Womble
Naval Sea Cadets Headquarters staff: Jim Monahan (executive
director), Stephen K. Bunting, Barbara Donnelly, Katelyn
McIlvaine, Veronica Morales, Vinson Nash and Henry J. Nyland.
Thanks also are extended to the many others — in the Navy
League, the sea services and defense industries — who contributed in various ways but whose names are not included.