Introducing C5ISR Hall of Fame Class of 2024

By Maya GreenJune 17, 2024

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Retired Maj. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson II, former senior commander of APG and commanding general of CECOM, provided opening remarks for the Class of 2023 C5ISR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony June 22, 2023, in the Myer Auditorium. (Photo Credit: Ann Gonzalez, CECOM PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL


The C5ISR Hall of Fame recognizes and memorializes former members of the C5ISR community, which includes both Soldiers and civilians from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command; Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground; U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center; Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications – Tactical; Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors; and Network Cross-Functional Team who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the community and the U.S Army.

The Class of 2024 C5ISR Hall of Fame inductees will be honored for their contributions on June 27, 2024, at 9:45 a.m. in the Myer Auditorium on APG North (Aberdeen).

Here’s a quick look at the leaders and innovators who have each left their mark on not only the Army, but the nation as well.

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(Kathleen A. Batdorf) This inductee is recognized as the “leader and innovator” in the Army’s product line and logistics business systems critical in sustaining C5ISR systems. With more than 40 years of service to the CECOM and C5ISR communities, she went from a clerk-typist to the director of the logistics, engineering, and operations directorate.

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(Charles W. “Mike” Carter) This “go-to” logistician and technical expert was well-known for being the first to deploy into hostile environments and the last to return upon mission completion. He continues to serve as the standard of excellence for CECOM’s effectiveness and responsiveness.

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(Andrew R. “Andy” D’Angelo) Former technical director and deputy project manager for the Army Weapons Locating Radar Program, he accelerated research and development and initial production. He also served as the deputy and then program executive officer for Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Systems, which led to several successful coalition operations.

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(Dr. Walter S. McAfee) This scientist, educator, supervisor, and mentor was the first Black U.S. Army employee to be promoted to GS-16, a “super-grade” civilian position. His theoretical calculations spurred the beginning of the Space Age, determining the feasibility of the original radar “moon bounce.”

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(Thomas J. Michelli) During his 30-year career, he oversaw the Army Small Computer Program, leading to one of the most powerful contracting tools for rapid solutioning of military requirements. He also led the relocation of the U.S. Southern Command headquarters from Panama to Miami.

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