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Documenting OEF:

CINCUSNAVEUR London 9/11

Collection Number: AR/705

Deployment Dates: 15 November - 28 December 2001


9/11 Memorial in Grosvenor Square, London, 12 September 2001
Title: 9/11 Memorial in Grosvenor Square, London, 12 September 2001
Caption: As news of the attacks on 9/11 spread to Europe, the statue of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Grosvenor Square in London became a place of memorial and tribute.
Catalog #: From Navy Archives Collection AR/705

Collection Overview

DET 206 reservist CAPT Steve Horowitz deployed to London, United Kingdom in November 2001 to document the experiences of United States Navy personnel serving overseas at the time of the attacks on 11 September 2001.  The reservist’s mission also included documenting the changes in United States naval operations overseas in response to the attacks and in the first months of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). CAPT Horowitz conducted interviews with most of the CINCUSNAVEUR leadership, including the Deputy Commander in Chief (DCINC) and most of the deputy chiefs of staff (DCOS) of the N-code offices.  In addition to conducting oral histories, CAPT Horowitz also gathered historical materials documenting the organizational structure of CINCUSNAVEUR as well as materials documenting the memorials that were conducted in London following the attacks.

Collection Contents

This collection contains oral histories and historical materials, as well as administrative files related to the deployment. The oral histories and historical materials document the experiences of Navy personnel who were serving overseas at the time the attacks on 11 September 2001, as well as changes to naval operations overseas in response to the attacks and in the early months of OEF.

The materials in this collection are arranged into three series:

Series 1: Deployment Documentation
Series 2: Historical Materials - Some materials available in digital format
Series 3: Oral Histories - Available in digital format

Oral Histories

For each of these oral histories, the Navy Archives has digital audio and abstract files available.  Please contact the Navy Archives for more information.

Barnett, Stuart CAPT
Defense and Naval Attaché, U. S. Embassy, London
Date of Interview: 21 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Steve Horowitz, USNR, Navy Combat Documentation Detachment 206
Location: U. S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s Enduring Role in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; OEF; 11 September; 9/11; Response and events at HQ and in London day of 9/11 and weeks following; impact on political and military relationships between US & Great Britain

Cavileer, Doug
Force Protection Officer, NAVEUR; Prior to Oct 2001, N34 Deputy Director of Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection (ATFP), OPNAV
Date of Interview: 28 November 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; Force Protection; 11 September; 9/11; Auxiliary Security Force; ASF; Port Vulnerability Assessment Group; PVAG; Operation Enduring Freedom; Mobile Security Forces; Units; Rota; Reservists; Reserve Force; Lessons Learned; OPSEC

Cooney, David CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N2 Intelligence, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 5 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom; 11 September; 9/11; NAVEUR, Force Protection, Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF, Pentagon, World Trade Center, DEFCON, Intelligence; 9/11

Dimel, Mary CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N1 Manpower, Personnel & Training CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 27 November 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR's role in Operation Enduring Freedom; 11 September; 9/11; NAVEUR, Force Protection, Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF, Pentagon, World Trade Center, DEFCON, Reserve call up, Manpower/Personnel, Department of Defense Dependent Schools, Accountability in European Theater; Mobilization; La Maddalena; Prioritization; Shifting Policies; Anti-Terrorism

Giles, Tony CAPT
Reserve Liaison Officer, N13, CINUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 4 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; Reserve force mobilization; prioritization; Rota, Naples, La Maddalena

Hamilton, George CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N8 Resources, Warfare, Requirements, & Assessment, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 30 November 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; CINCUSNAVEUR; EUCOM; Force Protection; Combined Fleet Forces Command; N8; C4I; Anti-Terrorism; Shifting from USS COLE sea based force protection to shore based shore protection

Hart, David RADM
Deputy Commander in Chief (DCINC), U.S. Naval Forces Europe
Date of Interview: 20 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; NAVEUR; Force Protection; Operation Enduring Freedom; Pentagon; World Trade Center; SIXTH Fleet; CENTCOM; Leadership in the aftermath of the attacks; Flag officer; American military presence in London; Theater engagement plan; Reserves; Accountability; Lessons Learned - NAVEUR has no direct operational requirements for Operation Enduring Freedom. Their role has primarily been support of CENTCOM.

Kerrigan, Donald CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N6 Command Control, Computers and Communications Systems, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 20 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; CENTCOM; OPSEC; European Theater; CENTCOM; Operation Enduring Freedom; Force Protection; Theater Anti-Terrorism Preparations; Mobilization; Coalition Partnerships and interoperability; Lessons Learned; Situational Awareness

Lloyd, David CMDCM
Command Master Chief, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 7 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; Book of Remembrance; Command Master Chief; DCINC; Force Protection; British memorials; Reservists; Reserve Force; Lessons Learned

McWithey, Jerry CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N4 Logistics and Support, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 10 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; NAVEUR; OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; EUCOM; mobilization; security; homeland defense; strategic air bridge; CDC; USPS Postal Service; Planning ahead; Supply levels; Lessons Learned; Sigonella

Nelson, Arnie J. CAPT
Chief of Staff, NAVEUR
Date of Interview: 28 November 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; Crisis Action Team; DEFCON; Sharp Eagle CPX; Terrorism; OPSEC; Engagement; Force Protection; Civilian Protection; Anti-Terrorism; Force Accountability; Coalition Exercises; Lessons Learned

Olauson, Douglas J. CAPT
Fleet Chaplain, NAVEUR
Date of Interview: 7 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; World Trade Center; British support; pastoral counseling; terrorist cells in London; Lessons Learned

Ruoti, Anthony J. Jr. CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N3 Operations, NAVEUR
Date of Interview: 3 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; Force Protection; DEFCON; Sharp Guard; Crisis Action Team CAT; USS Cole; Operation Enduring Freedom; Lessons Learned

Schneegas, David A. CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N46 Shore Installations, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 21 November 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; Force Protection; Force Protection Condition Delta; Terrorist Organizations; Security Upgrades; Security Vulnerability; London; Terror threat environment prior to attacks; Changes to responsibilities

Shortt, Woody CAPT
Deputy Chief of Staff, N5 Plans, Policy and Strategy, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 12 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; NATO; Force Protection; NAVEUR; COOP; OPSEC; Strategic Landscape; Relationships with allies; Coalition cooperation; Lessons Learned

Walsh, James Col
Fleet Marine Liaison, CINCUSNAVEUR
Date of Interview: 3 December 2001
Interviewer: CAPT Horowitz
Location: CINCUSNAVEUR London HQ
Subject Terms/Key Words: NAVEUR’s role in Operation Enduring Freedom OEF; 11 September; 9/11; CINCUSNAVEUR; Force Protection; US Marine Corps; THREATCON DELTA; Security; Marine forces in Europe, Rota; London; Naples; Mobile Security Forces Units; Anti-Terrorism Training

Published: Thu Aug 05 08:44:55 EDT 2021