In November 2016, Director Cox initiated a series of "H-grams." Inspired by the late Admiral Zumwalt’s series of Z-grams used to communicate with Sailors throughout the Navy, H-grams are an avenue by which NHHC provides significant historical context to aid today’s decision-makers. H-grams and associated attachments reflect Director Cox’s personal assessment, aided by NHHC historians, of significant events in U.S. Navy history. Each H-gram draws on archival material, historic imagery, and written and oral history. In addition to the H-grams reproduced here, you’ll find links to Director Cox’s regular contributions to The Sextant, NHHC’s blog. The linked content explores a variety of topics, but consistently emphasizes the importance of honoring the service of Sailors throughout history and understanding the relevance of the past to today’s Navy.
Director Cox’s H-Gram 025 covers Operation Galvanic (the U.S. invasion of Tarawa and Makin in the Gilbert Islands in November 1943), as well as the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) fire in January 1969. It also wraps up previous coverage (H-Grams 014, 024) of the January 1968 USS Pueblo (AGER-2) incident with a wrap-up of North Korea's release of her surviving crewmen in December of that year.
Click the links below to access previously issued H-grams and earlier blogs from Director Cox. For biographical information and text of speeches given by Director Cox, please see his biography page.