Friday, October 12, 2012

Command/Skipper in the spotlight - U.S. Navy Information Operations Command Yokosuka Japan

MISSION: We provide professional and quality Cryptologic and Information Operations Augmentation, Maintenance, Signals Analysis, Administrative, Supply and Training support to our Sailors, the Forward Deployed Naval Forces, and Theater Allies.

OUR VISION: We serve at U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Yokosuka living our core value of Honor, Courage and Commitment.
Honor - We honor country, our Navy, our naval ancestors, our shipmates, our family and ourselves by being outstanding Sailors all day, every day. "Service before self" is our core principle.
Courage - Regardless of our rank or position, we all possess the courage to offer our opinions and will speak our when we observe inequality, injustice of misconduct.
Commitment - We remain ever faithful and committed to our country, our Navy, our mission, our shipmates and our family.

Commander Douglas enlisted in the Navy December 1984 as an Electronics Technician. In 1988, he was selected for the Navy's Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection Training (BOOST) program. He attended The George Washington University and was awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. 

Upon commissioning in December 1992, he immediately joined Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Key West, Florida, where he served as Reporting and Analysis Division Officer, Direct Support Officer, and Operations Officer. In May 1996, he reported to USS THORN (DD-988) as Electronics Warfare Officer and Outboard Division Officer. In May 1998, he attended Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California, and was awarded a Master of Science degree in Space Systems Operations. He then transferred to SPAWAR Space Field Activity at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in September 2000. He completed his tour as Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force/Director, NRO. In May 2003, CDR Douglas reported to OPNAV N3/N5 DEEP BLUE, performing duties as Cryptologic/Information Operations representative. He then assumed responsibilities as Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, Cryptologic Resource Coordinator, embarked USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, in April 2005. For his subsequent tour, he assumed duties as Information Warfare (IW) Junior Officer Detailer in September 2006. In November 2009, CDR Douglas was awarded a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. Upon earning his degree, he reported as Executive Officer, Center for Information Dominance Corry Station and Officer-in-Charge, Center for Information Dominance Detachment Corry Station. He assumed his current responsibility as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command, Yokosuka, Japan, in July 2011. 

Commander Douglas' awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Good Conduct Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.


Anonymous said...

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Anneli Kershaw said...

Good post! I think it is great to see yet another Skipper who entered the Navy as enlisted. The best kind of people to command since they have been on both sides of the ranks.


Anneli Kershaw