News: US 10th Fleet members receive Copernicus Award
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - Three U.S. 10th Fleet members were selected as recipients of the Copernicus award, which is presented annually to sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and civilians who excel in command, control, communications and computers (C4I) and information technology jobs.
The award is co-sponsored by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) and will be presented to the 10th Fleet winners and other recipients during the WEST conference in San Diego Feb. 11-13.
The 10th Fleet winners are Lt. Cmdr. Yolanda M. Tripp, U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Atlantic; Lt. Tracy L. Culbert, U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Sicily; and Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Jon T. Harperslaboszewicz, Navy Information Operation Command, Hawaii.
The Copernicus award was established in 1997, named for the Copernicus Architecture that was used as the blueprint for the future C4I structure of the Navy, according to AFCEA.
You can view the 10th Fleet and all 2014 Copernicus Award winners' citations (for actions performed during FY 13) at AFCEA's award website: http://www.afcea.org/awards/copernicusaward.htm.