The officers and board of the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation are made up of a distinguished list of members of the intelligence community.  Each one is committed to the museum and the ideals it represents.



Mr. Richard Schaeffer

Vice President:

Mr. Orville Lewis

Vice President Emeritus:

Mr. Robert E. Rich


Ms. Kirsten Eland


Mr. Edward Jacobs

General Counsel:

Leonard E. Moodispaw, Esq.

Board of Directors


Lt. Gen. Linc Faurer, USAF (Ret)


Brig Gen Billy Bingham, USAF (Ret)
Mr. William Black
Mr. Whitfield Diffie
Ms. Elonka Dunin
Mr. Karl Gumtow
Mr. Keith R. Hall
Gen. Michael Hayden, USAF(Ret)
Dr. Robert J. Hermann
MG Rod Isler, USA (Ret)
Dr. David Kahn
Mr. Mark Lowenthal
Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minihan, USA(Ret)
Dr. Glen Miranker
Ms. Lisa Trombley
Dr. Donald Winter

Note:  to view a bio on the above click on their name.

Committee Chairmen and Members; Description of Responsibilities


Dave D'Auria, Chairman

The Acquisition Committee (AC) acquires new cryptologic artifacts and artwork for the NCM gallery exhibits and displays, and books, maps and photographs for the NCM Library. We look for items directly related to the signals intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) mission of the NSA, and the codes and ciphers theme of the NCM. Our interests include rare cipher machines, encryption devices and communications security equipment, and other items and period pieces related to cryptology that enhance our exhibits and gallery displays (e.g., field site photos, cipher textbooks, newspaper headlines, magazine stories, advertising-related items, movies, old security posters, cipher games and toys, etc.).  We use a traditional and eclectic mix of sources to acquire items for the NCM. In the recent past those sources have included private collectors and donors, antique malls and shows, flea markets, former NSA/CSS employees, our contractor partners, and yes, even eBay.

David Hamer, Vice Chairman and Bletchley Park Liaison

As the foundation's UK Liaison Officer I maintain regular contact at directorate and managerial levels with the Bletchley Park Trust [BPT] who are the custodians of the cryptologic museum situated in the very location occupied by allied code breakers in the UK, the Government Code & Cipher School [GC&CS], during World War Two. In 1947 GC&CS morphed into the current Government Communications Headquarters [GCHQ], located in Cheltenham UK, with whose current Historian and the Curator of the GCHQ in-house museum I maintain frequent exchanges of information. As an adjunct activity I maintain a close association with other government and non-government historians, private collectors of crypt0-related artifacts, and with writers, teachers, researchers and students in the UK and in other countries of Europe.

 Communications & Recognition

John Garcia & Sally Botsai, Co-Chairman
    Chuck Semich                                                                                                                                       


John Doody, Chairman

           Frank Saus, Consultant


Al Gray, Chairman
        Charlie Brown, Ralph Jenkins and Bob Beauchamin                            

The Membership Committee focuses on membership services that include recruitment, retention, and reinstatement of members.  The Committee represents the NCMF in external activities, such as the Intelligence Community Associations Network and its member organization and the Military Cryptologic Associations, to promote Foundation and Museum activities.  The Membership Committee works closely with other Foundation committees, such as Communications and Development on activities that are broader in scope, such as planning for Corporate Memberships, staffing displays and giveaways at other events, etc.  .


Brig Gen Billy Bingham, Chairman
      Kirsten Eland
      Bill Ferguson
      Tom Fogarty
      Mary Hergert
      Bill Stevenson
      Mary Faletto

The Program Committee is responsible for developing presentations that inform and educate Foundation members and guests in the sphere of intelligence and cryptology. There are at least four programs per year, including the annual General Membership Meeting in the Fall.

Finance and Audit

Chairman (vacant)


Chairman (vacant)