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Hall of Honor

The Hall of Honor was created in 1999 to pay special tribute to the pioneers and heroes who rendered distinguished service to American cryptology.

The standards are high for induction into this great hall. The individuals honored were innovators over their entire careers or made major contributions to the structure and processes of American cryptology. The men and women who have been inducted to the Hall of Honor are all greats in the once silent world of cryptology.

In the early days of America's cryptologic effort, many of the "giants" did both Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance. They made important contributions to both offensive and defensive cryptology. As such, they were among the first inducted into the Hall of Honor.

Photos from the Hall of Honor may not be used without written permission of the National Security Agency, Public Affairs Office.

Mary H. "Polly" Budenbach 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dennis M. Chiari 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee
Col Frank E. Herrelko, USAF 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee
ADM Bobby R. Inman, USN 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee
Floyd L. Weakley 2017 Hall of Honor Inductee
Gerald Hale 2016 Hall of Honor Inductee
Captain Leonard T. Jones, USCG 2016 Hall of Honor Inductee
Ralph W. Adams, Jr. 2015 Hall of Honor Inductee
Charles R. (Dick) Lord 2015 Hall of Honor Inductee
William O. Marks 2015 Hall of Honor Inductee
Robert J. "Mac" McNelis 2015 Hall of Honor Inductee
Virginia Jenkins Riley 2015 Hall of Honor Inductee
Frank Austin 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee
Walter Deeley 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee
Captain Howard Ehret 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee
Marian Rejewski 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee
Alan Turing 2014 Hall of Honor Inductee
Vera Ruth Filby 2013 Hall of Honor Inductee
Richard Proto 2013 Hall of Honor Inductee
Washington Wong 2013 Hall of Honor Inductee
Native American Code Talkers 2013 Hall of Honor Inductee
Robert Drake 2012 Hall of Honor Inductee
Ronald Hunt 2012 Hall of Honor Inductee
Juliana Mickwitz 2012 Hall of Honor Inductee
Ann Caracristi 2012 Hall of Honor Inductee
William Coffee 2011 Hall of Honor Inductee
Joseph Desch 2011 Hall of Honor Inductee
Colonel Parker Hitt 2011 Hall of Honor Inductee
Laura Holmes 2011 Hall of Honor Inductee
Joseph Amato 2010 Hall of Honor Inductee
David Boak 2010 Hall of Honor Inductee
Genevieve Grotjan Feinstein 2010 Hall of Honor Inductee
Leo Rosen 2010 Hall of Honor Inductee
Richard A. Day, Jr. 2009 Hall of Honor Inductee
Maj Gen Doyle E. Larson, USAF 2009 Hall of Honor Inductee
Arthur J. Levenson 2009 Hall of Honor Inductee
Minnie McNeal Kenny 2009 Hall of Honor Inductee
Benson K. Buffham 2008 Hall of Honor Inductee
Charles L. Gandy 2008 Hall of Honor Inductee
General Alfred M. Gray, USMC 2008 Hall of Honor Inductee
Oliver R. Kirby 2008 Hall of Honor Inductee
RADM Donald M. Showers, USN (Ret) 2008 Hall of Honor Inductee
Jacob Gurin 2007 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Robert J. Hermann 2007 Hall of Honor Inductee
Samuel S. Snyder 2007 Hall of Honor Inductee
Milton Zaslow 2007 Hall of Honor Inductee
Brigadier General Bernard Ardisana, USAF 2006 Hall of Honor Inductee
Edward A. Everett 2006 Hall of Honor Inductee
Cecil J. Phillips 2006 Hall of Honor Inductee
James W. Pryde 2006 Hall of Honor Inductee
Thomas E. Tremain 2006 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. William Blankinship 2005 Hall of Honor Inductee
Francis Raven 2005 Hall of Honor Inductee
Arthur Salemme 2005 Hall of Honor Inductee
Rear Admiral Joseph N. Wenger, USN 2005 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dorothy T. Blum 2004 Hall of Honor Inductee
James R. Chiles 2004 Hall of Honor Inductee
Meredith Gardner 2004 Hall of Honor Inductee
Brigadier John Tiltman 2004 Hall of Honor Inductee
Lambros D. Callimahos 2003 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Lowell K. Frazer 2003 Hall of Honor Inductee
Juanita Moody 2003 Hall of Honor Inductee
Howard E. Rosenblum 2003 Hall of Honor Inductee
CAPT Thomas H. Dyer, USN 2002 Hall of Honor Inductee
Norman Wild 2002 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Richard A. Leibler 2002 Hall of Honor Inductee
Mitford M. Mathews 2002 Hall of Honor Inductee
Charles C. Tevis 2002 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Julia Ward 2002 Hall of Honor Inductee
Howard C. Barlow 2001 Hall of Honor Inductee
Mahlon E. Doyle 2001 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Sydney Jaffe 2001 Hall of Honor Inductee
Maj Gen John E. Morrison, Jr., USAF 2001 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Louis W. Tordella 2000 Hall of Honor Inductee
CAPT Joseph J. Rochefort, USN 2000 Hall of Honor Inductee
Agnes Meyer Driscoll 2000 Hall of Honor Inductee
William F. Friedman 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
Elizebeth S. Friedman 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
Herbert O. Yardley 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
CAPT Laurance Safford, USN 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
Frank B. Rowlett 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Abraham Sinkov 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
Dr. Solomon Kullback 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee
LTG Ralph J. Canine, USA 1999 Hall of Honor Inductee