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Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Five former Air Force communicators will be inducted into the Air Force Cyberspace Operations and Support Hall of Fame at a ceremony on 18 May 2010 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, VA.

Lt Gen Harry D. Raduege Lt Gen Harry D. Raduege
Gen Raduege's career stretches over 35 years, serving from 1970-2005. Gen Raduege achieved significant success at every staff and command level and has a reputation for getting the "Job Done and Done Right." Through the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including a burning Pentagon with critical communications equipment to directing communications satellite movements to Southwest Asia, he successfully led DoD communications support for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the National Communications System Manager during the 9/11 attacks, he established the restoration priorities for over 5.5 million inoperative voice and data circuits in Lower Manhattan. His quick action in working with industry restored the world stock and bond market within six days of the attack. Restoring the foundational elements for the world's economy was one of the President's top priorities.

Col Lloyd H. Watnee Col Lloyd H. Watnee
Col Watnee was one of the finest examples of those proud Americans we often call the "greatest generation." He was a pioneer in aviation and communications whose service in World War II was essential to the preservation of our nation. When World War Ii began, he brought a major command organization from conception to full implementation in less than 18 months. He supervised the expansion of the airways network from 65 stations and 2,000 people to a global system of 800 stations and 50,000 people. He followed up these spectacular achievements by successfully leading a Bomber Group into air combat against axis powers in the skies over France. As the first commander of the Army Airways Communications Service, he established air traffic control doctrine, policies and procedures and laid the foundation for the communications of today. His leadership set a high standard of excellence and demonstrated the virtues of service before self - to which all of today's cyber warriors aspire.

Mr. Cecil C. Harvell Mr. Cecil C. Harvell
Mr. Harvell served a distinguished career with US Air Force for more than 25 years and helped develop and shape Air Force Communications policies and standards. A true pioneer, Mr. Harvell was involved in Air Force communications, literally from it early infancy and helped to mold it into the efficient, reliable, and well-respected telecomm force that it is today. Much of the current crisis situation communications technology is borne out of Mr. Harvell's earlier work on the Emergency Message Automatic Transmission System (EMATS), the Joint Chiefs of Staff Alerting Network (JCSAN), and the telecomm needs specific to Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force One, and the White House.

CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger CMSgt Richard L. Etchberger
CMSgt Etchberger served as a Radar Technician from 1951-1968 who posthumously received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of Lima Site 85 in the Vietnam War. In 1967, CMSgt Etchberger was among a group of airmen hand-picked for a classified mission to man secret radar facilities in Laos. In the early morning hours of March 11, 1968, the site came under attack from North Vietnamese soldiers who had scaled the surrounding cliffs. By 3 a.m., Etchberger and six others were the only surviving Americans out of the original 19. Etchberger tended to the wounded and fought off the advancing North Vietnamese troops until a rescue helicopter arrived. He then helped load the wounded onto slings to be lifted into the hovering aircraft before coming aboard himself. As the helicopter headed towards an air base in Thailand, an enemy soldier below unloaded his AK-47 into the underside of the aircraft, fatally wounding Etchberger. The Medal of Honor was formally presented to his three sons by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House on September 21, 2010.

CMSgt William M. Mosley CMSgt William M. Mosley
CMSgt Mosley served in the Air Traffic Control community from 1961-1989. CMSgt Mosley was the archetypical NCO and spent nearly his entire career at base level, developing and mentoring career airmen and officers while making his Air Traffic Control systems measurably better. His technical and people skills in dealing with subordinates, peers and superiors invariably resulted in stronger controllers, supervisors, and leaders. His devotion to his people and unit was exceeded only by his dedication to supporting host wing war fighters. His performance consistently embodied the ultimate in loyalty and ability.