Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 6 June 2007


Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter – DEFCON 1 Newsletter for 6 June 2007

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“Normandy is marked by the landings. It is inscribed in people's hearts, in memories, in stone, in rebuilding, in memorial plaques, in street names, everywhere.”

– the Rev. Rene-Denis Lemaigre, priest of Lisieux.

Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace and security industry.

This is a cooperative network. That means everyone’s participation is required to provide job opportunities to share. When you learn about a job opportunity in the defense sector, such as a position that comes open with your company, you send me the title, organization, location, and a brief description; link; or contact information, and I’ll share.

If you are seeking employment and want to pitch yourself before hiring managers in the defense industry, send me (lundquist989@cs.com) your pitch and I’ll post, one at a time (so there might be a queue, but there is no queue now) and always first.

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*** This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below:

*** DEFCON – 1 Safety Violation of the week

1.) Sr. Acquisition Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

2.) Sr. Marine Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

3.) Counsel – Government Business, GE Infrastructure, Aviation, Washington, DC

4.) Contracts Manager, Thomas Group, Irving, Texas

5.) Intel Analyst, Northrop Grumman, Herndon, VA

6.) Sr Software Engineer II, Raytheon, Garland, Texas

7.) Test And Evaluation (T&E) Analyst (ISG), Systems Planning and Analysis, San Diego, CA

8.) Video Communications Engineer, Science Applications International Corporation, Mclean, VA

9.) Senior Associate, contractor support to U.S. Army, Washington, DC

10.) Industrial Specialist – Naval Sea Systems, Defense Contract Management Agency, Albany, GA

11.) Data Fusion Analyst, Sparta, Centreville, VA

12.) Senior Project Engineer, Kollmorgen Electro Optical, a Danaher company, Northampton, MA

13.) Manufacturing Engineer, Longbow Fire Control Radar, Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL

14.) Strategic Communicators, Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC

15.) Senior Financial Analyst – Parts / Operations / Analysis, International Military and Government LLC (IMG), Warrenville, Ill.

16.) Employee Relations Representative, Senior Combat Support Associates, Kuwait City, Kuwait

17.) SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, Pentagon, Washington, DC

18.) Program Manager, Defense Applications Group, Cubic, Kingstowne, Virginia

19.) APAN Peace Operations Research Analyst, Defense Applications Group, Cubic, Camp Smith, Hawaii

20.) Executive Assistant, Camber Corporation, Fort Belvoir, VA

21.) CBM Product Development-SCIENTIST, NGIT Northrop Grumman IT, supporting Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

22.) Task Lead, Physical Science and Technology Program Support, NGIT Northrop

23.) Advanced Weapons Engineer NGIT Northrop Grumman IT Advice & Assistance Services (A&AS), supporting Defense Threat Reduction Agency Hard Target Defeat Project, Fort Belvoir, VA

*** And more…

*** Looking for a job? Feel free to present your self with a “Seeking Employment” posting. If you want to pitch yourself before hiring managers in the defense industry, send me (lundquist989@cs.com) your pitch and I’ll post, one at a time (so there might be a queue) and always first. Please indicate your Seeking Employment Pitch is intended for the DEFCON 1 newsletter.

*** Surface Navy Association:

Due to a schedule conflict the next SNA GWC Luncheon original scheduled for June 8 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia has been changed to Tuesday, July 24th 2007. All other information remains the same (see below)

The featured speaker is: Liu Hongwei, Senior Captain, PLA Navy Naval

Attache, Embassy of China

Check-in starts at 1130 – Lunch starts at 1200

Cost to attend is:

Active Duty SNA Members – $15

Active Duty Non SNA Members – $25

Retired Military or Civilian SNA Members – $25 Retired Military or

Civilian Non SNA Members $30

To make a reservation please go to

http://128.121.188.113/washington/Events.htm

Don't forget to check the website for other SNA Chapter activities

including the the SNA Summer Golf League and the SNA Annual Summer Golf Tournament.

Thanks

Admin Staff

SNA GWC

2550 Huntington Avenue, Suite 202

Alexandria, VA 22303

navysna@aol.com

www.navysna.org

703-960-6800

703-960-6807 (fax)

*** Naval History Seminar:

Colleagues: Please join us to hear this illustrated presentation from a renowned author of the U.S. Navy in World War II

Lecture: “The Long Ride of the Surface Warrior, 1942-1944” by James

Hornfischer, author of Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of

Ghosts. He will discuss the under-celebrated gallantry of destroyer and cruiser sailors in some of the most desperate fighting our Navy has ever engaged in. The author will give the Battle of Sunda Strait (March 1, 1942) and the Battle off Samar (October 25, 1944) the attention they so richly deserve. The themes of heroism and the fragility of memory can be rewardingly illustrated by telling the story of these two key World War II battles.

When: 12:00-1:00 on Tuesday 19 June 2007

Where: Education Center of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Bldg.

76, Washington Navy Yard

*** Own the blue water

By Edward Lundquist

Armed Forces Journal

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2007/04/2559195

*** Leader, transform thyself!

Good leadership requires both vision and communication skills

BY EDWARD LUNDQUIST

Armed Forces Journal

http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2007/05/2655503/

*** Here are the jobs for this week:

1.) Sr. Acquisition Analyst, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Furnishes technical advisory and negotiation support to government contract officers. Provide reviews of cost/price proposals. Conducts reviews of all cost elements and provides evaluations to government ACO's. Provides detail documentation on shipbuilder’s methodology in preparing proposals and assists in establishing constructive pricing objectives

Provide Cost Analyst support to PMS 317 on the LPD 17 program in New Orleans. Duties include the review of engineering change pricing, labor and material estimates, and preparation of reports to support government ACO's in the negotiation of contractual modifications. Job 6632.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=6632&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

2.) Sr. Marine Engineer, Alion Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA

Performance of systems design and engineering tasking ranging from the concept formulation phase through detail design. Task management, oversight and supervision of marine engineers and design personnel during ship design efforts. Analysis and troubleshooting of all shipboard systems and components. Review of shipyard documentation and functional analyses of entire ship systems.

System drawing development, machinery sizing, equipment selection, system troubleshooting.

System design report development and writing of system descriptions, analyses and operating instructions. Performance of ship-checks and equipment surveys. Incorporation of U.S. Navy design practices and regulatory body requirements (USCG/ABS) into system design during design development efforts at all phases of design.

Provide input to Electric Load Analysis, Machinery Arrangements, Major Equipment Lists, Control and Monitoring descriptions.

Minimum of a BS with 7 years of ship design experience in propulsion, electrical/controls, piping/fluids and/or or HVAC disciplines. Job 5585.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psp/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=5585&SiteId=1

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at elundquist@alionscience.com, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

3.) Counsel – Government Business, GE Infrastructure, Aviation, Washington, DC

Job #: 600099

http://www.gecareers.com/GECAREERS/GECControllerServlet?actionid=90001&c

heckFlag=&Theme=us&Job=600099&Business=&Function=&State=&Country=&Page=1

&position_title=

4.) Contracts Manager, Thomas Group, Irving, Texas

As a key member of Thomas Group's Government Business team, the role of Contracts Manager is to actively interface with both client and US

government contracts personnel and with Thomas Group headquarters and

the Government Business team at all levels required to ensure the timely availability of contract vehicles and negotiated contracts to support our Government business.

http://www.thomasgroup.com/company/Careers/Opportunities.aspx

5.) Intel Analyst, Northrop Grumman, Herndon, VA

http://careers.northropgrumman.com/ExternalHorizonsWeb/getJobPostDetail.

do?sequenceNumber=117704

6.) Sr Software Engineer II, Raytheon, Garland, Texas

http://jobs.taonline.com/jobseekerx/ViewJob.asp?JobID=VvakEDNsWqIGBlZgC3gXuZ91Ai58Xg

7.) Test And Evaluation (T&E) Analyst (ISG), Systems Planning and Analysis, San Diego, CA

http://jobs.taonline.com/jobseekerx/ViewJob.asp?JobID=4YSOqFMgIw5XConcjN6Ps4kN8N6B

8.) Video Communications Engineer, Science Applications International Corporation, Mclean, VA

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=1848327

*** From Meghan Lee:

Hi Ned,

Will you kindly post this job on your defense and communications newsletters. I appreciate your help!!

Best-

Meghan

9.) Senior Associate, contractor support to U.S. Army, Washington, DC

In this role, you will lead the engagements for defense-based clients, specifically the US Army. Contribute to development and execution of strategic business plans and drive expansion of the company’s presence in this space. Partner with internal experts to bring the right resources to bear in meeting the needs of clients in this sector.

Responsibilities:

A key objective of this position is to provide business and market leadership in the area of strategic communications to Army clients. Interfacing with clients, your specific duties will include:

• Apply deep strategic communications knowledge and well-developed consulting, business management, and leadership skills in the execution of a multi-faceted communications program area encompassing both internal and external audiences

• Provide thought leadership and creative insights to clients on complex strategic communications initiatives

• Serve as both project manager of strategic communications consulting engagements and hands-on design and delivery of consulting initiatives

• Lead communications and change teams in supporting clients’ business strategies, such as: public affairs, policy support, agency integration and cross agency coordination, business transformation, strategy alignment, and/or other initiatives

• Serve as expert strategic communications coach and industry expert to change initiative teams, using expertise to develop the case for a structured communication process, standards, tools, and templates for the client. Bring industry best practices and knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of strategic communications to our clients

• Use research-based, proven strategic communications model and frameworks to develop and implement communications for organizational change

• Coach executives on organizational change, strategic communications, employee engagement, and other related areas

• Discern and demonstrate sensitivity to client’s functional agenda, perspectives and agency operations

• Build client managers’ and senior client executives’ trust and reliance on strategic communications expertise

• Manage assignments within budget, and manage costs associated with client engagements in support of the financial objectives of the firm

• Manage complete capture of client engagement knowledge and ensure intellectual capital is developed and available

• Lead, manage, or support marketing and business development efforts to impact current client engagements and in support of new opportunities

Requirements:

• Significant experience advising Army leaders in the public sector

• Extensive functional background in strategic communications and consulting. Specific skills desired include communications strategy development, planning and implementation; change management strategy development and implementation; and stakeholder relationship management and engagement

• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop innovative communications and change management strategy documents

• Ability to design, perform and oversee complex analytical tasks across an agency’s change platform to create successful outcomes

• Ability to work with senior Army executives and across the organization to facilitate the application of various approaches, frameworks, and methodologies

• Proven ability to advise senior executives on appropriate communications strategies, tactics, and actions

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills

• Ability to identify, apply, and capture strategic communications best practices

• Proven project management skills including scoping, planning, metrics definition, engagement execution, financial management, and reporting

• Superior time management, organizational, and delegation skills

• Strong skills in building and maintaining effective client relationships

• Strong business development background including developing market opportunities, preparing capture strategies, and leading proposal teams

Contact Information:

meghan@careerprofiles.com

202-363-4100

Profiles is a unique staffing firm specializing in marketing, creative, and interactive. For over nine years, we have served the needs of our Clients and Talent by matching the best candidates with the best companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

10.) Data Fusion Analyst, Sparta, Centreville, VA

http://careers.sparta.com/?adata=k8UepJiyXc79zVvHLVshL9Fe7TMznP%2bzk6gOf

L0VLGjavC%2bHvFAsHReQnVTaf96p8Iuwx5hjmN8iZtXkzzFLXHnDDgO9vWzj

10.) Industrial Specialist – Naval Sea Systems, Defense Contract Management Agency, Albany, GA

SALARY RANGE: 25,623.00 – 41,262.00 USD per year

Closes Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Job Announcement Number: SWH807138829

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=57262311

11.) Data Fusion Analyst, Sparta, Centreville, VA

http://careers.sparta.com/?adata=k8UepJiyXc79zVvHLVshL9Fe7TMznP%2bzk6gOfL0VLGjavC%2bHvFAsHReQnVTaf96p8Iuwx5hjmN8iZtXkzzFLXHnDDgO9vWzj

12.) Senior Project Engineer, Kollmorgen Electro Optical, a Danaher company, Northampton, MA

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?fuseaction=dspj

ob&jobid=190981&company_id=15734&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=985017

13.) Manufacturing Engineer, Longbow Fire Control Radar, Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_searchresults.asp?type=mail&

PartnerId=25037&SiteId=5010&Language=1&Function=mailtofriend&verityquery

=%28+PartnerId%3D%2725037%27+%29%3C%23AND%3E%28+SiteId%3D%275010%27+%29+

%3C%23AND%3E%28+%3CANY%3E%2825121%29+%3CIN%3E+ReqId%29

*** From B.J. Ramos:

Ned, please post this in the next issue.

Thanks much. – BJ

14.) Strategic Communicators, Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington, DC

Booz Allen Hamilton is looking for experienced and talented strategic communicators to support Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Law Enforcement clients. The required qualifications are below, most of the work takes place in and around the DC metro area.

Experience required:

-Demonstrated experience in outreach activities such as developing and implementing communications plans, stakeholder engagement, internal / employee communications, facilitation, and legislative / congressional affairs.

-Excellent oral and written communication skills

-Previous support to DHS or law enforcement clients

-Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Power Point

Additional Qualifications:

-BA or BS degree

-Possess an interest in homeland security and law enforcement issues

-Understand complicated technical and policy issues and to translate them into easily readable documents

-Work successfully under deadline situations

-Show flexibility and adapt to rapidly changing requirements

-Current DHS suitability or security clearance preferred but not required

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for a DHS suitability clearance and / or access to classified information.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/D/V.

Send resumes to BJ Ramos at ramos_bj@bah.com.

15.) Senior Financial Analyst – Parts / Operations / Analysis, International

Military and Government LLC (IMG), Warrenville, Ill.

https://jobs-internationaltruck.icims.com/international_jobs/jobs/candid

ate/job.jsp?jobid=6249&mode=view

16.) Employee Relations Representative, Senior Combat Support Associates, Kuwait City, Kuwait

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=139969&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5111&JobSiteInfo=139969_5111&GQId=0

17.) SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, Pentagon, Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE: 111,676.00 – 168,000.00 USD per year

Job Announcement Number: NW7-0301-00-4I682173-SES

Actual salary may vary depending on the scope and the complexity of the qualifications and current compensation of the selectee.

OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Closes Wednesday, June 06, 2007

SERIES & GRADE: ES-0301-00/00

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=57968504

18.) Program Manager, Defense Applications Group, Cubic, Kingstowne, Virginia

http://jobs.cubic.com/opportunities/process/?action=viewdetails&jobref=933965062896&sessID=727192dea908c46acc469bd0a76335ac698d192f600e6c277ea556d3e888b1d8

19.) APAN Peace Operations Research Analyst, Defense Applications Group, Cubic, Camp Smith, Hawaii

Essential Job Duties:

Develop web-based information and support web-based information exchange and collaboration during training and exercise events to increase USPACOM and multinational Peace Operations capabilities throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Conduct Open Source Research and Analysis. Promote multilateral and interagency information exchange and planning. Facilitate multilateral and interagency collaboration and planning during exercise planning and execution. Serves as the Asia Pacific Area Network(APAN) Peace Operations subject matter expert and planner during multilateral exercises.

Mental/Physical Requirements:

Must possess exceptional communication skills. Must be able to work under stress and complete short fuse requirements. Travel is required. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelors Degree. Ability to work with senior staffs and requisite communication skills. Asian foreign language skills are highly desirable.

REQ #: 20Q-C018-07

Contact: Bernard McWatters (jobs.cai@cubic.com)

http://jobs.cubic.com/opportunities/process/?action=viewdetails&jobref=883904334780&sessID=727192dea908c46acc469bd0a76335ac698d192f600e6c277ea556d3e888b1d8

20.) Executive Assistant, Camber Corporation, Fort Belvoir, VA

http://www.256jobs.com/Search/DisplayJobDetails.aspx?Id=15933

*** From Mary Dixon:

Ned,

These are jobs with NGIT Northrop Grumman IT (for which I work) and are all for work supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Fort Belvoir. Job seekers should send me their resume and also send the job description/number etc, that they wish to apply for.

My email: mary.dixon_contractor@dtra.mil

Thank you.

Mary Dixon

NGIT Northrop Grumman IT, supporting Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

(Ned notes: Mary sent me a big list of opportunities. I’ve only posted a few here. Send Mary an email at mary.dixon_contractor@dtra.mil and ask for the entire list.)

21.) CBM Product Development-SCIENTIST, NGIT Northrop Grumman IT, supporting Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

Target Salary: $90,000

Provide product management Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for development of items in support of the Medical Science and Technology portion of the Chemical Biological Defense Program (CBDP) Science and Technology (S&T) Programs. Specific support is provided to the Chem/Bio Directorate but position requires integration and coordination across organization and entire Agency and other organizations external to the Agency. This position provides direct support to the Medical Science and Technology Division of the Directorate on various aspects of drug development such as efficacy, toxicity, chemical structure, and mechanisms of action of pharmaceuticals. Provide support to Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to: identify tech base products for transition to Advanced Development; organize teams for product development; interact with Service labs and other government agencies (OGAs) such as DARPA, NIAID, DHHS, and FDA to recruit IPT membership; establish IPT schedules; and coordinate activities with the Advanced Developer. Support coordination with OGAs for product transition, data sharing, regulatory compliance and leveraging science and technology across Agencies. Support outreach to industry for coordination and synergy of science and technology for the medical portion of the CBDP.

Job Qualifications:

DOD Secret security clearance, or ability to qualify for one, is required. Ph.D. is required in one of the following fields of study: pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, toxicology or biochemistry. The ideal candidate will have government experience managing research, development, and acquisition (RDA) programs, with emphasis in chemical and biological defense. Relevant professional industry experience may substitute for government experience. Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices/Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP/GMP)-compliant work supporting submissions for Federal Drug Administration review of investigational new drugs and new products is essential. In addition, prior military staff (Service or Joint), relevant OGA employment (e.g., FDA, HHS, DHS), and familiarity with or training in DoD acquisition is highly desirable. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with MS Project and MS Access desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Contact Mary Dixon (mary.dixon_contractor@dtra.mil)

22.) Task Lead, Physical Science and Technology Program Support, NGIT Northrop Grumman IT, supporting Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA

Target Salary: $95,000

Job Description:

Provide technical and programmatic Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) support to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Chem/Bio Directorate for management and integration of science and technology (S&T) Programs. Specific support is provided to the Physical S&T Division, but position requires integration and coordination across organization, the entire Agency and organizations external to the Agency. This position provides direct support to the division chief and indirectly to the capability area managers. Primary focus is to provide high-level advisory and assistance support to the Division Chief regarding strategic and programmatic issues, including strategic planning; technical, programmatic, and acquisition support for the division’s annual program build; POM development; analysis of DTRA, OSD, and other Federal policy/doctrine documents affecting funding and execution of the CB’s Physical S&T program. As task lead, the incumbent will also as oversee and manage the efforts of more than a dozen contractors supporting the division. Candidate would coordinate taskings to and responses from the division; assist with proposal management, coordinate division review and response to higher level planning documents; and coordinate division-level meetings and events.

Job Qualifications:

DoD Secret security clearance required. Minimum educational requirement is BS in physical or life sciences or BA in any field with qualifying experience in CB defense community. Relevant advanced degree a plus. Requires 10 years experience within DoD (civilian, military or support contractor) or related federal agency with 2 years experience with CB defense community. Experience at Combatant Command/Service/Joint Staff desired. Acquisition experience, training, and/or certification desired. Experience in requirements/doctrine development desired. Experience in personnel management and as a team lead highly desirable. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Project. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Contact Mary Dixon (mary.dixon_contractor@dtra.mil)

23.) Advanced Weapons Engineer NGIT Northrop Grumman IT Advice & Assistance Services (A&AS), supporting Defense Threat Reduction Agency Hard Target Defeat Project, Fort Belvoir, VA

Support the Northrop Grumman IT Advice & Assistance Services (A&AS) contract by providing program management and engineering support to the DTRA Hard Target Defeat Project. Provide advice on defining and developing technology objectives and provide recommendations for program plans and assistance in determining development priorities. Provide management support by organizing requirements; developing plans, schedules, and budget estimates; write statements of work; track budget items; review test plans; review trade studies; and provide engineering evaluations of advanced weapon concepts. Develop briefings to support DTRA programs. Review related DTRA and external programs to ensure appropriate interface and synergy with other DoD programs.

Job Qualifications:

This position requires a Masters degree in engineering, mathematics, physics or related technical or engineering management field with 10 years experience in DoD acquisition and engineering management. Knowledge and experience in developing and assessing weapon technologies for enhancing national capability to hold foreign underground facilities at risk and understanding of military targeting process is preferred. Program management experience developing plans, budgets, and schedules for advanced technology systems. Communication skills and ability to interface with customers and collaborators required. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Label: CX-9

Salary Target Range: $100,000

Start date immediate

Contact Mary Dixon (mary.dixon_contractor@dtra.mil)

*** Battle Of Midway 65th Anniversary – June 4-7 1942

“The battle was much more than just a “clash of titans.” It was and

should always be remembered as a tribute to the courage, skill, and yes, even the luck of our WWII predecessors. In remembering the fight, we must remember them.”

— ADM Mike Mullen, Chief of Naval Operations

Take time out to remember the battle of Midway and the heroic Sailors

who sacrificed much for a victory which truly set our Navy on course for victory throughout the Pacific. It is more than just a great sea story. It stands as testament to the character and core values of our Sailors, and how they define our maritime nation.

The remembrance of our victory at Midway is about our Sailors

* The Sailors pointed the way. They left us a legacy of service and

sacrifice. We stand on their broad shoulders and we continue to learn

from them. We continue to remember them.

* Grit and teamwork were the fuel of victory, shipmates helping

shipmates.

* We recognize not only what the victory at Midway says about the power of our Navy but what it says about our Sailors who fought and died at Midway.

America needed to win

* Midway stood between our enemies and Hawaii which held the U.S Pacific fleet which protected our west coast. Veterans of Midway knew they had to stop them there.

* The Japanese believed that destroying the Pacific Fleet would force

the United States to negotiate for peace.

* The outcome of the war was far from certain and the significance of

the battle was not fully grasped at the time. It was just the beginning of the march across the Pacific with many battles yet to fight.

A great victory and turning point in the Pacific

* It was spirit and determination that carried the day against a greater force. No battleships vs. Japan's eleven … and only three carriers …Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown …vs. the Imperial Navy's four which participated at Midway.

* The Japanese lost four carriers, a heavy cruiser, three destroyers,

some 291 planes, at least 4,800 men with heavy damage among the

remaining vessels. American losses included the carrier Yorktown, the

destroyer Hammann, about 145 planes and 307 men.

* Japan's losses, both at Coral Sea and Midway, did much to restore the balance of naval power in the Pacific. The Japanese never recovered from the loss of many of their best naval pilots in the two battles.

* Strategist Basil Liddell Hart said: “It is the loss of hope rather

than the loss of life that decides the issues of war.” The victory at

Midway gave our nation that hope.

Our struggle today is difficult and demanding as well

* The shipmates we have and the ones we have lost in this war are just

as strong and just as brave as those who fought and won World War II. We can honor them all, past and present, for their courage. It is in their memory that we do this, that we must do this. That is what the Battle of Midway really means.

*** Weekly Piracy Report: The JOTW newsletter provides the Weekly

Piracy Report from the International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting

Centre in Kuala Lumpur, part of the International Chamber of Commerce's Commercial Crime Service.

*** Ball cap of the week: Naval Media Center Diego Garcia

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Washington International Teleport

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`We gave the wounded their morphia – and then we had to leave them. The thing that sticks in my heart was the fact that as we set off they all gave us a cheer. An hour later there was nobody left alive.'

BRIGADIER JAMES HILL, 93

At D-Day commemoration 2004

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