Friday, September 4, 2009

RDML (Sel) Sean R. Filipowski

RDML (sel) Sean R. Filipowski is a native of New Jersey. He graduated in 1982 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelors Degree in History and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps College Program. He graduated from the Naval War College in 1994 with a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral in June 2009.

Originally commissioned as a Submarine S
trategic Weapons System Officer, he served his initial assignment in USS Nathanael Greene as Sonar Officer, Communicator, and Missile Fire Control Officer. This was followed by duty as the Strategic Navigator and Assistant Weapons Officer at Submarine Squadron Eighteen. In 1986 he was selected for redesignation as a Special Duty Officer (Cryptology), now Information Warfare Officer.

His shore assignmen
ts include U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Misawa, Japan as a Division Officer and subsequently as the Executive Officer, the National Security Agency, and Naval Network Warfare Command.

tional assignments include Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet Staff (where he also deployed with Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group Three, embarked in USS Nimitz, in support of Operation Desert Storm); Commander Carrier Group Seven Staff, embarked in USS Nimitz, which deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations Southern Watch and Vigilant Sentinel; the Joint Special Operations Command where he deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Aviano, Italy in support of Operation Joint Guard; and Commander Seventh Fleet Staff, embarked in USS Blue Ridge, which deployed throughout the Western Pacific.

He commanded bo
th U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Yokosuka, Japan and Navy Information Operations Command Georgia. Under his leadership, both commands were awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation and received numerous Gold Anchor and Retention Excellence awards.

RDML (sel) Filipowski’s awards include
the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign, unit, and service awards.


His official biography will be here as soon as he is officially assigned as a Flag officer.


CTT1(SW) said...

Commander Filopowski was my CO in Japan. We are not surprised he made admiral. We think he could be CNO.

Anonymous said...

so does he:)