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andre.kesteloot at verizon.net
Fri Oct 14 09:26:45 CDT 2005
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From: <john.klim at verizon.net>
Date: October 13, 2005 7:13:00 PM EDT
The following is from the ARRL Web site. Congrats Scotty!
Well-known DXer and contester John S. "Scott" Redd, K0DQ, has been
sworn in as the first director of the National Counterterrorism
Vice President Dick Cheney presided over a ceremonial swearing-in
September 12, at which Redd was accompanied by his wife, Donna, and
several family members. President George W. Bush announced June 10
that he was tapping Redd, 61, to direct the new center. Redd
officially assumed his new duties August 1.
A former commander of US naval forces in the Middle East and a 36-
year Navy veteran, Redd, who holds the rank of Admiral, was executive
director of the Silberman-Robb presidential commission on US
intelligence failures in Iraq. Commission co-chairs Judge Laurence A.
Silberman and former Sen Charles Robb were among several dignitaries
also on hand for the ceremony.
Redd earlier served as deputy administrator and chief operating
officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, for which
he received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public
Redd pledged to carry out the mission of the NCTC "with
determination, with integrity, and to the very best of my abilities."
By law, the NCTC serves as the primary organization in the US
Government for integrating and analyzing all intelligence pertaining
to terrorism. It also conducts strategic operational planning for
A native of Sidney, Iowa, Redd is a 1966 graduate of the US Naval
Academy and a Fulbright Scholar.
Bernie McClenny, W3UR
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