Saturday, July 23, 2011
Skipper in the spotlight - Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC)
Captain Alan Kukulies relieved Captain Stephanie Keck as Commanding Officer of Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) on Friday, 22 July 2011.
Captain Alan Kukulies
United States Navy
After graduating from Purdue University in 1984, Alan Kukulies enlisted in the Navy to become a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (Russian). He completed “A” school training at the Defense Language Institute and Goodfellow AFB and served a tour of duty at Naval Field Station, Sinop, Turkey.
In 1988 he was commissioned as a Cryptology Officer after completing Officer Candidate School in Newport Rhode Island. Since then, he has served in operational tours as Air Direct Support (DIRSUP) Officer in Rota, Spain; Officer-in-Charge at NSGD Brunswick, Maine; DIRSUP and Communications Officer as NSGA Northwest. Additionally, he has held staff assignments at Fleet Cryptologist for Commander, Second Fleet and as the Operations and Requirements Officer for Commander Atlantic Fleet/Fleet Forces Command.
Between 2003-2005, he was the Commanding Officer of NSGA Bahrain directly supporting Commander Fifth Fleet. Most recently, he served as the Operations Officer and Deputy Office Chief of the Remote Operations Center for Tailored Access Operations at the National Security Agency.
Captain Kukulies is a graduate of the National War College, where he earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategy.