Five former Air Force communicators were inducted into the Air Force Communications and Information Hall of Fame at a ceremony on 13 May 2010 at the Joint Base Andrews Consolidated Club.
Colonel Jess R. Guthrie
Colonel Guthrie was an early pioneer in communications and air traffic control, who was instrumental in transforming military aviation from a novelty to a key facet of combat power. During his 30-year career from 1923-1953, he was widely recognized by his peers as one of the Air Force's most innovative communications leaders, able to meld technical communications and air traffic control expertise with his leadership skill to ensure successful aircraft operations. He made significant impacts on the early Air Force in the Airways and Air Communication Service (AACS) and was recognized as the single individual with the technical communications/air traffic control expertise and leadership skills to ensure the success of the Berlin Airlift.
Colonel Paul G. Patton
Colonel Patton was a consummate military leader, who served a distinguished AF career from 1965-1992. His development of the communications lesson learned report for Operation Desert Storm was extensively valuable to future operations and was the prime input for the report to Congress. He has long been known as a mentor to young officers seeking to serve, to contribute and to achieve, and he has long championed that the only color that mattered was the "Blue" of the United States Air Force. He founded the Air Force Cadet Officer Mentor Action Program (AFOCAMP), which initially targeted Air Force ROTC Cadets attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but quickly expanded to include all Air Force ROTC Detachments.
Lieutenant Colonel Michael P. Anderson
Lieutenant Colonel Anderson always blazed new trails. Long before anyone imagined the potential expansiveness of Air Force Communications and Information, his career would epitomize its future transformation into the Cyberspace warfighting domain. He first served directly as a communications officer, earning recognition as a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force's Communications Electronics Officer Course. Later, he served as a Command and Control pilot flying the Airborne Command Post "Looking Glass". Finally, he served as an astronaut with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and led the science mission on the Space Shuttle Columbia's final mission.
MSgt Joseph J. Duffy
Master Sergeant Duffy is the fifth enlisted person to be inducted into the Air Force Communications and Information Hall of Fame. His 42 year career as a leader in Communications Security (COMSEC) spanned from January 1955 to June 1997 with active duty service in the Air Force and civil service in both the Air Force and Department of State. He managed the largest COMSEC account in the world at Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam, and his innovation and fearless approach to training set him apart from his contemporaries. In 1971, he served his second tour in Vietnam at Pleiku Air Base, terminating all communication activities within 80 days and earning the Bronze Star. Finally, he served as a Department of State and Department of the AF Civilian during the period of 1980-1987.
Mr. Lloyd K. Mosemann II
Mr. Lloyd K. Mosemann served his nation remarkably for 38 years from 1958-1996. He was an information and C4 integrator who was universally recognized as a leader, a visionary and an innovator. In 1974 he was selected to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force with responsibility for Logistics and Communications, which included Air Traffic Control and Search & Rescue. In later years he was also given responsibility for Computers. His span of over 20 consecutive years as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force from 1974-1996 is a feat matched by few, if any, other personnel.