The Raymond T. Tate Endowed Scholarship was established in April 2004 by Raymond Theodore Tate '56. Spendable Income from the Raymond T. Tate Endowed Scholarship provides annual support for undergraduate students taking electromagnetic study or graduate students performing electromagnetic research within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Raymond Theodore Tate '56 is the Chairman and Co-Founder of The Windermere Group, LLC, a Maryland company engaged in information technology and security activities vital to our national interests.
Tate's career from 1952 until 1979 included high profile U.S. Government service positions. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy, responsible for the technical and financial oversight of the research and development of all Navy communications, navigation, electronic warfare, tactical computers, space programs, intelligence related activities, and other classified activities. He served as the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). He was the Senior Cryptographer of the United States and the head of the two NATO Agencies involved in communications security. He also served as Chief of the Office of Electronic Intelligence for the NSA, Chief of the Office of Target Identification and New Technology Search (NSA), and as Chief of the Office of Intelligence Engineering (NSA).
Tate was awarded the highest medal one can receive from the NSA, the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense, and also received several WWII Combat Medals: the Purple Heart, DFC and 4 Air Medals.
Tate earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1956 and a M.S. from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
In honor of Raymond Tate's 80th Birthday, The Windermere Group, LLC, established, through the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an endowed fund to support undergraduate or master's engineering students performing research in electromagnetism, electrophysics or related field at the University of Maryland, College Park.