Rogers selected to lead Navy Cyber Command

President Barack Obama has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Michael Rogers to serve as commander of the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command and the 10th Fleet at Fort Meade, Md., the Defense Department announced Aug. 10.

The nomination also included promotion to the rank of vice admiral.

Rogers has served as the director for intelligence at the Joint Chiefs of Staff since September 2009. Before that he was director for intelligence at the Pacific Command.

He has extensive training and experience in the realm of cryptology, now known as information warfare, having served as an electronic warfare officer and also in a variety of staff and command positions related to cryptology and information operations throughout his 29-year career.

If approved by the Senate, Rogers would replace Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, who is scheduled to retire Oct. 1, according to media reports.

Fleet Cyber Command, which is also referred to as 10th Fleet, is the Navy component of the U.S. Cyber Command.

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