Deputy Chief of Tailored Access Operations,
National Security Agency
Following initial sea duty assignments, Metts transferred to the
Selected as a naval cryptologist (now Information Warfare) in 1993, Metts transferred to Naval Security Group Command Detachment Potomac, in
In 2001, Metts transferred to the
In 2005, Metts was selected as special assistant to commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and in July 2006, reported for duty as commanding officer, Navy Information Operations Command,
In August 2010, Metts reported to United State Cyber Command as director of Intelligence. Metts was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half), July 1, 2011. In August 2011, he reported to the National Security Agency as deputy chief of Tailored Access Operations.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (3 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Cops Commendation Medal and various service and joint expeditionary medals and ribbons.