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Vice Adm. Shannon D. Cramer Jr., U.S. Navy

As Defense Mapping Agency director, Retired Vice Adm. Shannon D. Cramer consolidated and streamlined production elements, while increasing the output of mapping, charting and geodetic products and services. By consolidating the DMA Hydrographic and Topographic Centers, he eliminated duplicate functions while combining production equipment and manpower resources. At the same time, he maximized the Agency’s responsiveness to current and future needs of the armed services and military commands.

In 2003, Vice Admiral Cramer was recognized for his outstanding contribution as director of DMA – a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency heritage organization – and was inducted into the NGA Hall of Fame.