Prof. Romerstein receives lifetime achievement award from AOC
Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
IWP Professor Herb Romerstein recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Old Crows, an organization that serves DoD, industry and academia through advocacy and educational forums in Electronic Warfare and Information Operations. He was presented the award at the AOC's InfowarCon on May 13th, and is the second recipient of this award.
The award reads:
"Herbert Romerstein is a pioneer in the strategic ideological warfare dimension of what has come to be called information operations. Over his six-decade career, Herb took the enemy propaganda and political warfare methods he learned firsthand from a Soviet-controlled Communist Party cell and reverse-engineered them to help the US government hunt down KGB and GRU intelligence networks operating through political structures in the United States. Herb worked for the US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities, tearing apart domestic enemy networks controlled by the Soviets and their allies. He later led the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation and Active Measures at the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). For years, Herb mentored people in and out of government in the arts, sciences, mechanics and other practices of ideological warfare, providing encyclopedic institutional knowledge to generations of information operators. As a professor at the Institute of World Politics, Herb brought his knowledge to aspiring and active duty US diplomats, military officers and intelligence officers."