Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rear Admiral Sean R. Filipowski

A couple of weeks ago, our Shipmate Sean R. Filipowski put on his first star. The broad stripe looks good. The Navy website has been updated with his new biography and photo.

Director for Cyber, Sensors, and Electronic Warfare on the OPNAV Information Dominance Staff

Rear Admiral Sean R. Filipowski

Rear Adm. Filipowski, a native of New Jersey, graduated and was commissioned in 1982 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He subsequently graduated from the Naval War College in 1994.

Originally a Submarine Strategic Weapons System officer, he served his initial assignment in USS Nathanael Greene followed by duty at commander Submarine Squadron 18. In 1987 he was redesignated as a special duty officer (Cryptology), now information warfare officer.

Shore assignments have included U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Misawa, Japan as a division officer, assistant department head, and as the executive officer; the National Security Agency; and the Naval Network Warfare Command.

Operational assignments have included commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet Staff; commander Carrier Group 7 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 7th 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.

He is currently serving as the director for Cyber, Sensors, and Electronic Warfare on the OPNAV Information Dominance Staff.

He holds various decorations and awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, two awards of the Legion of Merit, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.


Anonymous said...

Obsessive compulsive man with Napoleon complex -- be very careful with this guy.

Dennis Coates said...

Well Anonymous, you certainly lack the core value of courage! I would think if you cared so deeply you would post your name and stand behind your comment. I have only ever worked for one other CO that cared as much about Sailors. You obviously do not know RADM Filipowski very well, or you are a below average performer that cannot keep his pace.

Anonymous said...

One year in the job and moves on. What was accomplished while he was there? Publish the citation for the award he received (notice I did not say 'earned') so we can see the results of his 'transformational' impact on Navy EW. Yeah, that's right, there are none.

Dennis Coates - I worked with many COs. All outshined this guy. Steve Ashworth, Paul Jaeger, Mike Fisher, Cindy Widick - should I go on? The list is long.

Anonymous said...

I was a young E-3 in the Navy, 18 years ago, and ADM Filipowski was a CDR on CCG-7, he had interactions with us in SSES. A great leader, taught me a valuable lesson of not taking things personal, he gave me some "correction" which was very needed. I am now a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy, and I can say I am proud of both his and my accomplishments! Well done ADM!
ITC(SW/AW) Jason Hanscom