Naval Intelligence Awards Program
VADM Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction

The Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Instruction was the first award presented by the Naval Intelligence Foundation. In fact, the money donated to endow this award in October 1986 by Mrs. Rufus Taylor, occasioned the need for the Foundation. The award recognizes clearly demonstrated excellence in naval intelligence instruction and is given annually to one Navy or Marine Corps instructor, faculty, or staff at both the Center for Information Warfare Unit Hampton Roads (formerly: Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center-NMITC) and the Center for Information Warfare Unit San Diego (formerly Fleet Intelligence Training Center Pacific - FITCPAC). The award consists of a commemorative wall plaque, an engraved "spy" telescope, and a 1-year membership in the Naval Intelligence Professionals.

About VADM Rufus L. Taylor+/-

Vice Admiral Taylor was born in 1910 in ST Louis, MO and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1933. He began what was to be a long connection with the Naval Intelligence community as a Japanese language student stationed in Japan from 1938 to 1941. He was next assigned to the Philippines and was with the Intelligence Unit on Corregidor at the time of the surrender of the islands to the Japanese. After evacuation by motorboat and submarine to Australia, he served on the staff of the Commander, Allied Naval Forces, Southwestern Pacific until 1943.

During the remainder of the war, he served with the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington and with FRUPAC in Hawaii. He served with the occupation forces in Japan after the end of the war. After further sea duty, he returned to Washington and was assigned to the National Security Agency. Following additional intelligence assignments with the Pacific Fleet, he returned to Washington in 1959 where he held a number of naval intelligence posts, including duty as the Director, Naval Intelligence. This was followed by duty as the Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency and as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency where he served until his retirement in 1969.

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Taylor Award to LT Robert Baxter
CAPT Chris Bott (USN, Ret) presents the Naval Intelligence Professionals Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction to LT Robert Baxter in San Diego on Jan 25, 2018

Awardees

2019
IS1 (IW/SW) Robert Gibson, USN

2018
ISC (IW/FMF/EXW) Taylor Culberson

2017
LT Robert S. Baker, USN

2016
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
GYSGT Charles A. Wallace, USMC
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC)
ISC (IDW/EXW) Timothy J. Moran, USN

2015
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Sarah A. Sheehan, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
IS1 (IDW/EXW/SW/AW) Heather J. Hansen, USN

2013
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Taryne C. Haskamp, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
IS1(EXW) Kasey M. Helms, USN

2012
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
IS1(EXW/SW/AW) Jans E. Wayne, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
IS1(SW) Josiah Orthmann, USN

2011
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
ISCS(EXW/SW/AW) Lance D. Howe
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
IS1 William Gillespie, USN

2010
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
IS1 (SW/AW) Nicole M. Billmey
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
Major Scott E. Ukeiley, USMC

2009
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
SSGT Ryan M. Bonham, USMC
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
GYSGT Raymond A. Boyce, USMC

2008
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Emmanuel Thomann, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT Christopher A. Dumas, USN

2007
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Patrick W. Prag, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT David C. (Chris) Jones, USN

2006
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT William R. Walsh, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LTJG Kevin Altemara, USN

2005
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Raymond P. Biasi, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT James H. King, USN

2004
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
CTTC (SS) Michael F. Pastor, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT James H. King, USN

2003
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LTjg Timothy L. Raymie, USNR
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
ISC (SW/AW) Robert E. Jordan

2002
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Enrique C. Bernal, USNR
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT Wesley H. Latchford, USN

2001
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT James R. Sanders, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
MAJ Larry R. Marshall, USMC

2000
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Raquel Gladieux, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT J. Keith Dunbar, USN

1999
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
CAPT Brian Spiegal, USMC
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC)
LT Sean R. Kentch, USN

1998
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Mia K. Watson, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
MAJ Stanton H. Patty, USMC

1997
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
ISC Jon T. Langstaff, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LCDR William A. Ullman, USN

1996
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LT Robert D. Sharp, USNR
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT William P. Garrity, USN

1995
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LCDR Katherine A. Pierce, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
SSGT Don R. Ashby, USMC

1994
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LCDR Joe E. Estill, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
CWO3 James L. Normile, USMC

1993
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LCDR Alice M. Jacobson, USN
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC)
ISC Mark J. Nelson, USN 

1992
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
CWO3 Roy R. Ellis, USMC

1991
CIDU San Diego (formerly FITCPAC)
LCDR Susan M. Chiaravalle, USN

1990
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC)
MSGT Lynn W. Sabin, USMC

1989
CIDU Hampton Roads (formerly NMITC) 
LT Timothy L. Duvall, USN