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Women in American Cryptology Creating the Legacy

Minnie Kenny

Minnie Kenny

Minnie Kenny began her 43 years of Federal service as a communications clerk. During her career, Mrs. Kenny served in supervisory positions in several different organizations. She had direct responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the National Cryptologic School and also represented the Department of Defense on the Congressional Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology. Her last assignment was as NSA Director for Equal Employment Opportunity.

Mrs. Kenny received NSA's two highest awards, the Meritorious and the Exceptional Civilian Service Awards. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush selected her for the Meritorious Executive Award, and the Director of Central Intelligence awarded her the Intelligence Community's Distinguished Service Award. She retired from NSA in 1993.


Historical Document | Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009