Sunday, October 7, 2012

Command/Skipper in the spotlight: U.S. Navy Information Operations Command Misawa, Japan

The origin of U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Misawa dates back to December 1945 when RM1 Brillhart was Petty Officer in Charge of COMMSUPACT in Ohminato, Japan. In April 1946, COMMSUPACT operations moved to Yokosuka, Japan. Twelve years later operations were relocated to Kamiseya, Japan with CDR C. M. Smith as head of NAVSECGRU Department NAVCOMMSTA Kamiseya. U. S. Naval Security Group Activity, Kamiseya was established on 15 January 1960, under the command of CAPT E. W. Knepper. The activity remained on the Kanto Plain until March 1971 when most functions of NIOC Kamiseya were moved to Misawa. On 1 July 1971, U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Misawa was commissioned under the command of CAPT G. P. March.

Commanding Officer
CDR Kelley is a native of Barnstable, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.
Afloat, CDR Kelley’s early assignments include service as the Intelligence Officer for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 participating in “Eyes over Mogadishu” and Operation CONTINUE HOPE. After service in Somalia, he redeployed for Operation SUPPORT DEMOCRACY in Haiti and also served with a Marine Fighter-Attack Squadron during Operation DENY FLIGHT over the Balkans. Additional, operational assignments include duty as Assistant Intelligence Officer on the staff of Commander, Carrier Group Four and as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (N2), Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight/USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER Strike Group. While assigned to Strike Group Eight, CDR Kelley served as N2 for the U.S. Navy’s Task Force 50 in the Northern Arabian Sea during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. 

Ashore assignments include duty at the Office of Naval Intelligence, Joint Analysis Center Molesworth, U.K., Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS J2), and the U.S. Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center (PACOM JIOC). 

CDR Kelley is an Intelligence Officer, Information Dominance Warfare Officer, and Joint Qualified Officer. He holds a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School (1998) and diplomas from the Defense Language Institute (1998) as well as the Joint Forces Staff College (2006). 

CDR Kelley is a recipient of the Office of Naval Intelligence’s Edwin Layton Award for Leadership.


Anonymous said...

CDR Kelley is an outstanding Naval officer. I would be proud to serve with him again.

Chris Weech

Anonymous said...

CDR Kelley is an outstanding officer and I would be honored and fortunate to serve with him again.

Chris Weech