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July 6, 2021

The Making of a Military Linguist: Col. Alva Lasswell, USMC

Language analysts have always been an important part of intelligence work. After World War I, as the U.S. Navy saw an ever-increasing threat from the Empire of Japan, the leadership decided to set up a language program to train naval personnel as skilled language analysts. However, one of the participants, NSA Hall of Honor member Col Alva Lasswell, may never have studied the Japanese language if not for a serendipitous meeting.

Nov. 10, 2016

In the spotlight: Army Veteran and Cyber Expert Jay Brown

The National Security Agency thanks the American veterans for their service. This year NSA showcases Army Veteran and Cyber expert Mr. Jay Brown.