Monday, October 17, 2011
Iconic Limited Duty Officer - Captain Eaton (Cryptology/Information Warfare) to retire after 37 years service
Captain Craig Eaton will retire on 28 October 2011 after 37 fun-filled years serving our great Nation and the Navy. Beginning his service in 1974 as a Cryptologic Technician Technical (CTT), he served in a number of ships and submarines around the world. In 1984, he was selected for commissioning as an LDO Ensign.
He served as the Electronic Warfare Officer and as the OUTBOARD officer in USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9). Subsequently, he served in USS RANGER (CV-61) as the carrier's Cryptologist and Ships Signals Exploitation Space (SSES) division officer. He was the assistant cryptologic officer and EWO in USS BELKNAP (CG-26). in 1994, he flew as the Senior EP-3E Special Mission Evaluator with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO while assigned to U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Rota, Spain. He served as Commanding Officer twice - once as CO of Naval Security Group Activity Groton, Connecticut and as CO of U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Rota, Spain. Most recently he served on the staff of Naval Network Warfare Command and U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Captain !!