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Documenting OEF: Norfolk - Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT) and Second Fleet (SECONDFLT)

Collection Number: AR/688

Date Range: 10-21 December 2001

DET 206 reservists deployed to Norfolk in December 2001 to document CINCLANTFLT and SECONDFLT operations leading up to September 11, the immediate response following the attacks; and operations in the days and weeks after the attacks.  The oral histories in this collection offer overlapping and complementary perspectives. 

Abstracts, transcripts, and audio are available digitally for all oral histories in this collection.

Andre, Douglas CDR; Pielusczak, Thomas CDR; & Van Sloten, Kevin CDR
At the time of the interview, all three interviewees were serving on the U.S. Second Fleet (SECONDFLT) Air Ops Staff.
Date of Interview: 17 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Wayne Cliburn and CAPT(s) Carol O’Hagan
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; OPNAV Operations (N3/N5); Reconstitution; Duty Assignments; Homeland Defense; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Joint Forces Air Component Commander (JFACC); USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73); AEGIS; Maritime Operations; Surveillance; North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD); Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS); Satellite; Interoperability; United States Air Force (USAF); Training; Mission Readiness

Becker, Gerard “Jerry” CAPT & Zazworski, Dan CAPT
At the time of the interview, CAPT Becker and CAPT Zazworski worked in Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT) Operations (N3).
Date of Interview: 14 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CDR Karen Loftus
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; CINCLANTFLT; Threat Condition (THREATCON); Force Protection; Homeland Defense; Port Security; Vieques; NORAD; Operational Command (OPCOM); Tactical Control (TACON); United States Joint Forces Command (JFCOM); Carrier Battle Group Deployments; Training; Exercises; Mission Readiness

Boland, Bookie CAPT; Hudson, Jim CDR; McCarthy, Maria LCDR; & Rivenbark, Terry CDR
At the time of the interview, CAPT Boland oversaw operational planning for homeland security at CINCLANTFLT. CDR Hudson, LCDR McCarthy, and CDR Rivenbark worked on the same staff.
Date of Interview: 11 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CDR Loftus
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Navy Reserves; JFCOM; United States Coast Guard (USCG); Joint Planning Group; Homeland Security; Port Security; Joint Operations Area (JOA); Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS); Joint Staff (JS); Maritime Defense Zone (MARDEZ); Secretary of Defense (SECDEF); Mobilization; Exercises; Training; Mission Readiness

Carver, Alden LCDR
At the time of the interview, LCDR Carver was the Joint Operations Center (JOC) Officer at U.S. Second Fleet (C2F).
Date of Interview: 17 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CAPT(s) O’Hagan
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Homeland Defense; Situational Awareness; Training; Battle Watch Captain; Exercises; Tactical Data; LINK Architecture; NORAD; Interoperability; Carrier Groups; JFCOM

Cepak, Robert LCDR
At the time of the interview, CDR Cepak was the Assistant Fleet Operations Officer at U.S. Second Fleet (C2F).
Date of Interview: 12 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CDR Loftus
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Carrier Battle Groups; NORAD; USAF; Fleet Staff; Interoperability; Atlantic AOR; Homeland Security; Individual Personnel Tempo (ITEMPO); Force Protection

Couture, Jennifer LT
At time of interview, LT Couture was assigned to the current operations division of CINCLANTFLT.
Date of Interview: 13 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CDR Loftus
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Homeland Defense; CINCLANTFLT; Surface Fleet; JFCOM; Hospital Ships; Crisis Action Team (CAT); Second Fleet (COMSECONDFLT); USS COLE; Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP); NORAD; Morale; Lessons Learned; New Normal

Galyo, George CAPT
At the time of interview, CAPT Galyo was the Fleet Operations Officer at COMSECONDFLT (J33).
Date of Interview: 12 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CDR Loftus
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Homeland Defense; CINCLANTFLT; NATO; USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73); Rules of Engagement (ROEs); NATO; Coast Guard; Interoperability; ITEMPO; Continental United States (CONUS); NORAD

Lionetti, Ronald C.
At the time of interview, Mr. Lionetti was the Command and Control Officer at CINCLANTFLT Command Center.
Date of Interview: 19 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CAPT(s) O’Hagan
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; External Communications; Command Duty Officers (CDOs); Watch Team; Command Center Operations; SATHIGHCOM

Martin, George CDR
At the time of interview, CDR Martin was in command of the CINCLANTFLT Command Center (N31). He was on duty in the CINCLANTFLT Command Center on the morning of September 11.
Date of Interview: 18 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CAPT(s) O’Hagan
Subject Terms/Key Words: History of Service; September 11; Homeland Defense; Command Duty Officers (CDOs); JFCOM; ATFP; CAT; NORAD; Command Center Operations; Interoperability; U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM); Intel (N2); Communications; Continuity; Lessons Learned

Maynard, James CAPT
At the time of interview, CAPT Maynard was serving as the N3 Operations Officer at CINCLANTFLT.
Date of Interview: 11 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CDR Loftus
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Homeland Defense; NATO Western Atlantic (WESTLANT); JFCOM; USS COLE; Force Protection; Fleet Security; NORAD; Interoperability; USAF; Communications; SECONDFLT; Operations Plan; Air Defense; ROEs; Joint Staff; Coast Guard; Department of Defense; Department of Transportation; PACFLT; Fleet Support; Forward Presence; New Normal; Lessons Learned

Mobilia, Ross CDR
At the time of interview, CDR Mobilia was a Command Duty Officer (CDO) at CINCLANTFLT. He was the CDO at the CINCLANTFLT Command Center on the morning of September 11.
Date of Interview: 18 December 2001
Interviewers: CAPT Cliburn and CAPT(s) O’Hagan
Subject Terms/Key Words: September 11; Watch Team; Homeland Defense; Air Defense; Combat Air Patrol (CAP); Force Protection; Fleet Readiness; Forward Presence; Port Operations; SECONDFLT

Published: Mon Mar 22 08:30:51 EDT 2021