Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit Colorado

This week's Star Performers are (back row, left to right) Chief Petty Officer Brian Roby, Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Itterly, Petty Officer 2nd Class Lance Jorgensen, Petty Officer 1st Class Gabriel Settel, Chief Petty Officer Lewis Winningham, (front row, left to right) Lt. James Knapp, Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Wiggins, Petty Officer 2nd Class Davuel Hernandez and Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Dyess. Members not pictured are Chief Petty Officer David Canwell, Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Neill, Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaun Willetts, Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Coulter, Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Case, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Miles and Petty Officer 2nd Class Russell Gallimore. (Photo by Ms. Carrie Winningham)

This week's Star Performers are (back row, left to right) Chief Petty Officer Brian Roby, Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Itterly, Petty Officer 2nd Class Lance Jorgensen, Petty Officer 1st Class Gabriel Settel, Chief Petty Officer Lewis Winningham, (front row, left to right) Lt. James Knapp, Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Wiggins, Petty Officer 2nd Class Davuel Hernandez and Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Dyess. Members not pictured are Chief Petty Officer David Canwell, Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth Neill, Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaun Willetts, Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Coulter, Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Case, Petty Officer 2nd Class Monica Miles and Petty Officer 2nd Class Russell Gallimore. (Photo by Ms. Carrie Winningham)

Star Performer -- The entire Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit Colorado, a Coast Guard detachment here, is the Star Performer this week. There are only 16 members in the detachment, which was formed in late 2005 when the Coast Guard converted their liaison officer billet to become the supervisor of a new detachment which is led by Lt. James Knapp.

The detachment works in the Aerospace Data Facility and the personnel assigned to it conduct technical training and analysis of the maritime domain in support of tactical and operational fleet commands, combatant commanders and national policymakers.

In conjunction with daily analytical duties, members of the detachment simultaneously develop, train, and refine their intelligence skills to support afloat operations on the Coast Guard's new and developing Offshore Patrol and National Security cutters.