Stephen S. Tuttle

President and CEO, J.O.T. Enterprises, LLC

Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, USN (Deceased)



Senior Advisor

It is with great sadness that AFO announces the departure of the late Admiral Jerry Tuttle from its Board of Advisors.  His Bio remains on this page because Jerry played an intricate role in making us the company we are today.


Stephen S. Tuttle will take his fathers seat on our Board of Advisors.  Stephen is Co-Founder of J.O.T. Enterprises, LLC, and he ran day to day activities side by side with Jerry since its inception.  Stephen is a vital part of the AFO family.


On February 18, 2002, Jerry and Stephen launched J.O.T. Enterprises, LLC, an information systems and command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance consulting company.


 In June 2000 Jerry joined REL-TEK Systems & Design, Inc., now Savantage Financial Services, Inc., as President of this employee-owned software development firm.


Previously, Jerry was with ManTech International Corporation's executive management team for four years, as Senior Vice President of ManTech International Corporation and President of ManTech's largest subsidiary, ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation.  He was responsible for strategic planning at the international level and total operating responsibility at the subsidiary level of this 4,500-person management and technology firm.


Prior employment was with Oracle Government for 33 months, as Vice President, Business Development and Chief Staff Officer.  During this period, Oracle Government quadrupled in size and in revenue.


Admiral Tuttle retired from the United States Navy, following a blissful 39-year career.  From seaman recruit to Vice Admiral his career included assignments to numerous attack and fighter squadrons.  He served as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  He commanded an attack squadron, an air wing, a replenishment ship, the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY, and two Battle Groups/Forces.  He served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and as Deputy Director for Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency.  He flew over 220 combat missions over North Vietnam and has more than 1,025 carrier arrested landings.  At the time of his retirement, he was Navy's "Grey Eagle" signifying the earliest designated Naval Aviator on active duty.


Jerry is widely regarded as an information technology strategist, having created Navy's C4I Joint Operations Tactical System (JOTS).  In 1989, he became Director, Space and Electronic Warfare, an assignment he held until retirement.  During this tour he crafted Navy's C4I architecture, Copernicus, and Information Warfare architecture, Sonata.  Prior to that he was Director, Command, Control and Communications (C3) Systems, The Joint Staff.  From 1985 to 1987, he was Deputy and Chief of Staff for the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, following a tour as Naval Inspector General.  He has served as a member of the Defense Science Board, a member on the Board of Directors for the USO-Metro, a chairperson of the Board of Advisors to the Superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School, a member of the Board of Advisors to the Georgia Tech Research Institute, a member of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and an Advisory Board Member to the Software Engineering Institute.  He is a Navy Aviator Gold Eagle.


His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3); Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (4); Distinguished Flying Cross (3); Meritorious Service Medal (2); Air Medal (23); Navy Commendation Medal (4); Letter of Commendation from the Japan Defense Agency; and numerous campaign awards.  He received the 1978 Navy League's John Paul Jones Award for inspirational leadership, the 1983 Association of Old Crow's Award for his contributions to electronic warfare, and the 1984 Annual Tailhook Award for his contributions to Naval Aviation.  He was 1989's AFCEAN of the Year for his contributions to the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and received the 1991 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Award for his contribution to the overall effectiveness to the C3I Systems.  He received the AFCEA 1992 Jon L. Boyes award for major contributions to that organization.  He was chosen as one of Federal Computer Week's 1991 and 1992 Federal 100 for his impact on government computer systems.  He received the Washington Space Business Roundtable 1993 Excellence in Government Award.  He was inducted into the Government Computer News Information Resource Management Hall of Fame in 1993 and received the 1994 American Astronautical Society Military Astronauts Award.  In 1995, he was awarded the French "Commandeur de l'Order National du Merite" medal by the President of the Republic of France for his efforts in promoting greater interoperability between the U.S. and French Navies.  Listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.


Admiral Tuttle received a Communications Engineering Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1962 having attended the undergraduate and postgraduate schools simultaneously.  He graduated with honors from the Naval War College, concurrently receiving a master's degree in International Relations from George Washington University in 1969.  He has authored myriad articles and speeches.



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