Originally commissioned as a Submarine Strategic 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 assignments 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.
Operational 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 both 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.
From AFCEA DC
His official biography will be here as soon as he is officially assigned as a Flag officer.