Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mr. Jerome Rapin - N2N6F3 - Director, Cyber, Sensors and Electronic Warfare (EW) on the OPNAV N2/N6 Information Dominance Staff

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Rapin is a member of the Senior Intelligence Executive Service.  He entered Civil Service in March 2001 following a 31½-year enlisted and officer career in the U.S. Navy and a brief period as a consultant in the private sector.  He has represented the Navy Service Cryptologic Element, Commander, at executive level operational, policy and resource forums as the Director of the Navy Cryptologic Office at the National Security Agency.

Mr. Rapin enlisted in 1968 as a Cryptologic Technician (Technical) “CTT” serving as an Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) operator and analyst at various shore and afloat assignments including submarine direct support operations with U.S. Forces, Republic of Vietnam.  Participating in the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP), he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Utah and was commissioned an Ensign in August 1975.

As a junior officer he served as Combat Information Center and Electronic Warfare Officer in USS VALDEZ (FF1096), Cryptologic Division Officer and Operations Department Head in USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN37), qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer, completed the postgraduate intelligence curriculum at the Defense Intelligence College, and attended Russian language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

He served on various shore staff and operational assignments including Fleet Cryptologic Support Officer at CINCUSNAVEUR and as Operations Officer, U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Edzell, Scotland

As a senior officer he served as Fleet Cryptologist with COMSEVENTHFLT, where he was dual-hatted as the senior cryptologic officer assigned to COMUSNAVCENT for the entirety of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  His Washington DC area experience includes tours as a National Security Agency "Director's Fellow" and Legislative Affairs Officer and as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence for Plans Programs and Policy (OPNAV N-20).  He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and was awarded a Master of Science (cum laude) in National Resource Allocation.  Mr. Rapin retired from active Naval service as a Captain in 1999 following three years in command of the Kunia Regional Security Operations Center (KRSOC) and Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Kunia.

In December 2009, he assumed duties as the Deputy Director of Cyber, Sensors and Electronic Warfare on the OPNAV N2/N6 Information Dominance Staff.  In July 2011, he became the Director N2/N6F3. 

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