By Jon Bleiweis, APG NewsMay 7, 2018
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Five people who served in the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command were inducted May 1, as the third class of the CECOM Hall of Fame.
The inductees -- Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Gerard P. Brohm, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert L. Nabors, Edward G. Elgart, David M. Noyes and John Sintic -- were recognized for their loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage and their contributions to the CECOM mission, the Army and the nation.
The CECOM Hall of Fame is open to any former Soldier or civilian assigned to CECOM or its subordinate commands or activities, regardless of rank or grade.
Combined, the inductees of the class of 2018 served CECOM for more than 176 years, spanning from 1959 until 2011.
During the class's induction ceremony, held at the Myer Auditorium, CECOM Commanding General and APG Senior Commander Maj. Gen. Randy Taylor thanked the five inductees for their service. The May 1 celebration was held in conjunction with CECOM's 37th birthday.
"We kind of define who we are in the present day and our present efforts by what we honor that has occurred in the past," he said. "These inductees today really help define not only where we are, but where we're going."
The ceremony's keynote speaker was Gary P. Martin, who retired in January after 34 years of federal service, most recently as the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications-Tactical. He said the inductees oversaw many advances and lasting contributions to the Army.
"The legacy these great leaders and contributors continues to have an impact today, both in the products, processes and technologies that they developed and instituted, but more importantly, to the many individuals they inspired, coached and mentored, who continue to contribute immensely," he said.
Brohm served as the Commanding General of CECOM from January 1995 until September 1998, when he retired after 32 years of service. Among his achievements was the establishment of what is now known as the Logistics Modernization Program, designed to modernize the Army's logistics system and create a better supply system.
Nabors served as the Commanding General of CECOM from September 1998 until July 2001, when he retired after completing 35 years of Army service. He was instrumental in CECOM achieving 100 percent Y2K compliance for 414 weapons systems in over 200,000 information infrastructure systems.
Elgart was the executive director of CECOM's acquisition center at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, from 1989 until 2010, when he then established the Army Contracting Center at APG and reorganized all command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) contracting activity under it. He retired in 2011.
Noyes was a nationally recognized expert in signals intelligence and electronic warfare, with an emphasis on radio direction finding and target locations techniques. His 40-plus-year legacy of federal service is still remembered within the CECOM workforce, the industrial base, and the U.S. Army. Noyes retired in 1999.
Sintic was the director of CECOM's Software Engineering Division from 1989 to 1994. His leadership guided the directorate that served as the focal point for software life-cycle management and engineering to 227 mission-critical, strategic and tactical battlefield areas through Operations DESERT STORM and DESERT SHIELD.
Noyes and Sintic are being inducted posthumously and were represented by family members. Brohm had a prior commitment and was represented by his wife, Allison.
Following the ceremony, a smaller ceremony was held to unveil the newly designed CECOM Hall of Fame, located in the lobby of building 6002 at APG, where the newest class is featured. The class is also part of a digital display that features the two previous classes of the Hall of Fame.