Certain Aspects of Our Profession Are Fundamental – They Should Never Change

Rear Admiral James S. McFarland and I carried on a regular correspondence for almost 20 years. He was a great mentor and a conscientious note/letter writer. This last response was just before his death in February 2003. We had been exchanging ideas about the future of cryptology in our Naval profession. He was committed to the idea that some aspects of our profession were fundamental and should never change.


He was deeply proud of the 10,000 or so Sailors that comprised the Cryptologic Community. He, more than most, understood the value of those Sailors to the Navy and its mission. He believed in taking care of those Sailors and his Sailors knew it.

2 thoughts on “Certain Aspects of Our Profession Are Fundamental – They Should Never Change

  1. No kidding?He wrote off TGO and KW7 because ultra secret.What you all did was beyond my ken but DIRNSA exposed every damned thing to the Soviet Union over TGO for decades. You guys did that.Some of us figured you guys out.

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  2. No kidding?He wrote off TGO and KW7 because ultra secret.What you all did was beyond my ken but DIRNSA exposed every damned thing to the Soviet Union over TGO for decades. You guys did that.Some of us figured you guys out.

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