Friday, August 5, 2011

RADM Edward H. Deets Retirement Ceremony Today

Rear Admiral Edward H. Deets III, Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command, was honored today at his retirement ceremony in the Little Creek, Virginia area.  More details to follow, when they become available. 

Deets began his Navy career following graduation from the U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Duke University. In May 1979 he was commissioned as an Ensign. He was initially in training to become a Naval Aviator (from 1979 to 1983) but was physically disqualified after a rapid decompression at altitude. From June 1979 to October 1979 he was assigned to Fighter Wing ONE for Duty Under Instruction (DUINS). From February 1980 to May 1981 he was assigned to Training Squadron TWO. From May 1981 to September 1982 he was assigned to Training Squadron TWO THREE. From October 1982 to January 1983, he was assigned to Commander, Air Training Wing TWO as the Special Projects Officer.

Following his lateral conversion from Unrestricted Line to Restricted Line - Special Duty Officer - Cryptology, he was assigned to Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Kunia, Hawaii. He deployed as a Cryptologic Direct Support Element (CDSE) officer aboard several ships while at NSGA Kunia (then under the command of Commander A.D. Neiman). Subsequent tours included assignment as the Executive Officer (XO) for Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Pyongtaek, South Korea. In 1989, he was designated a Joint Specialty Officer (JSO). In 1991, he was assigned to Commander, Carrier Group TWO (CCG-2) aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as the staff cryptologist under Rear Admiral Jim Lair. He deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and also participated in several Caribbean Sea counter-narcotics operations aboard various ships.

In 1993, he became the Cryptologic Junior Officer Detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C. Next, he spent two years on the staff of the United States Sixth Fleet in Gaeta, Italy, as the Command and Control Warfare Officer (C2WO). He also attended the National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He served a follow-on joint assignment as the Executive Assistant to the National Security Agency Chief of Staff (Rear Admiral Joseph D. Burns) where he was selected for Captain.

Deets was the Commanding Officer of the Center for Cryptology at Corry Station in Pensacola, Florida until 2004. Under his command, the Center for Naval Cryptology Corry Station was recognized with the Naval Education and Training Command's "Training Excellence Award."

Deets was the Commander of the Naval Network Warfare Command based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Deets was the senior member of the Information Warfare (1810) Special Duty Officer community in the Navy.

Biographical information from WIKIPEDIA.


Anonymous said...

I heard today that Mr. Deets will be joining Booz Allen Hamilton as a Vice President. Very much like what Mr. Singer did when he retired. No shame in that.

Anonymous said...

I have seen Singer listed as a VP, Director and Principal at B|A|H. He could have been all three during his time there. I think he is at NPS now.

Anonymous said...

Great man; great American. Nuf said.

Anonymous said...

Sad to send my good friend, mentor and shipmate Rear Admiral Ned Deets over the side today. Ned has led the IW community though a period that has seen more change, challenge and opportunity than any other era in the nearly 80 year history of naval cryptology. All the best to Ned, Gini, Will and Chase and thanks for the 32 years of service to our Navy and nation.

RADM Bill Leigher on FACEBOOK

Anonymous said...

I had no idea he was in training to be a fighter pilot. Awesome guy.