TAPS: Todd Kauderer, USN-Ret.

CAPT Howard Todd Kauderer, USN-Ret.
It is our sad duty to report the loss of distinguished colleague, shipmate, and friend, Todd Kauderer. He had fought a gallant 10-month battle with cancer.  Todd was an integral member of the Johns Hopkins Advanced Physics Lab and NSAD Team with 26 years of service to the Lab, as well as a proud Navy Veteran.
RDM Paul Becker noted of his active duty, civilian career and NIP association: “Todd was an inspiration to thousands who knew him and held him in the highest regard for ethical leadership, devotion to national security and just plain ole' friendship. May the memories of his loving kindness always bring comfort to his family and colleagues in the future.”
Todd retired from Naval service and joined APL in 1991 as a principal warfare analyst and collaborative analysis leader following a 30-year career as a Navy officer. During his time at APL, Todd served as an onsite S&T Advisor to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, as an IPA for OSD (Policy-Strategy), Special Assistant for Policy Planning, and as an IPA for OSD-CAPE, Deputy to the Directory, Force Structure and Risk Assessment.  In his most recent assignment, Todd served as the Project Manager for Collaborative Analysis and Gaming in the National Security Analysis Mission Area.  
Todd received his Doctor of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles; Master of Science in Public Administration from the University of Southern California’s Washington, DC campus; Master of Science in Management/ Management Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, from Northwestern University, as well as obtaining numerous certifications and licenses.
Todd was well known across the laboratory for his expertise as a facilitator for WALEX and CACEX events.  He also worked closely with APL’s STILO providing open source intelligence information that was used both internally and by external organizations.  Todd was a great asset to APL and to NSAD.  He maintained a positive attitude throughout his illness and was an inspiration to all who worked with him. All of his many friends will miss him.  
Todd is survived by his mother and father and his beloved wife, son, and two daughters.  While the family waits for his full military honors burial at Arlington National Cemetery, the family will have a memorial service for him on Thursday, July 13 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Temple Beth Ami 14330 Travilah Road Rockville, Maryland 20850.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation in his honor. (http://www.npcf.us/donate/)