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May 06, 2024

Commander (Ret) Edward P. Gaskell, Jr., Passes Away at Age 96

Commander (Ret) Edward P. Gaskell, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on 25 April 2024 at the age of 96. Ed was a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence officer and a NIP member for over thirty years.
Apr 10, 2024

TAPS: Passing of CAPT (Ret) Paul “Scott” Lewis, 74, on 30 March 2024   

Paul “Scott” Lewis, a career Naval Intelligence officer, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, 30 March 2024 in Colorado Springs. 
Apr 03, 2024

LCDR (Ret) Lou Conter, Last USS Arizona Survivor, Passes Away at Age 102

LCDR (Ret) Conter was a U.S. Navy hero who, in addition to surviving the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and continuing to serve for 28 years, was trained as an Air Intelligence Officer, established the Navy’s first Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) course, and was part of a special task force that recommended the establishment of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Mar 08, 2024

Captain (Ret) Robert B. Vosilus, 81, Passes Away 

Captain (Ret) Robert B. Vosilus, 81, of Pinehurst, made his final deployment on Tuesday, 5 December 2023, after a lengthy battle with Parkinsons. Bob was an active member of NIP as a committee member of the Naval Intelligence Foundation (NIF) in the late 90s/early 2000s.
Feb 26, 2024

TAPS: Commander (Ret) Frederick N. “Ric” Morgan Passes Away Suddenly at Age 70

Ric Morgan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 17 February 2024 while working in his law office at his rural Elbert County ranch.
Jan 18, 2024

NIP Executive Director Terry Wilton Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and shipmate, retired Lieutenant Commander Terry Wilton, 68, on 15 January 2024 in Columbia, Maryland.
Jan 02, 2024

TAPS: Stuart Schippereit Passes Away at Age 74

Stuart Jonathan Thad Shippereit of Savannah, Georgia passed away Monday 24 April 2023 at his home with family by his side. He was a NIP member from 1993 to 2015.
Nov 22, 2023

TAPS: Paul Lowell Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of fellow NIP member, Paul Lowell, on 19 November 2023. He was 77 years old.
Oct 18, 2023

Interment for CDR Ona Solberg Scheduled for 9 November

The Interment of retired Commander Ona C. Solberg, who passed away on 1 March 2022, will take place at on 9 November 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.  Attendees are asked to arrive 45 minutes in advance.  

Oct 12, 2023

TAPS: CDR (Ret) Douglas M. Hackett Passes Away at Age 83

Douglas M. Hackett, 83, died Friday, 6 October 2023 from COVID at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Hackett was a retired Commander in the U.S. Navy, having served in Naval Intelligence for most of his career.
Aug 30, 2023

TAPS: LCDR (Ret) Haski Beher Passes Away Suddenly at Age 59

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Haski Beher on 15 August 2023. A dedicated individual with an unwavering commitment to service and family, Haski left an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of knowing him. He was 59 years old.
Jul 31, 2023

TAPS: CAPT Kyle "Topper" Leese passes away on 19 July 2023

Captain Kyle "Topper"Lawrence Leese, passed away at the age of 51 on 19 July 2023 after a brief illness. At the time of his passing, he had served as an intelligence officer for nearly three decades.