Friday, March 1, 2013

Leadership Changes at Center for Information Dominance Corry Station - Executive Officer

Commander John Markley relieved Commander Paul Wilkes recently as the Executive Officer of the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station in Pensacola Florida. CDR Markley is a career Navy intelligence officer. 

His biography is not yet available on the CID Corry website but here are a few unofficial details: USS George Washington, Senior Intelligence Officer, from December 2010 – February 2013; Evaluator for the DoD Inspector General from December 2008 – December 2010; CVW-1 CAG from May 2004 – May 2006; NMITC from August 2001 – July 2004 (Targeteer, Strike Instructor, Intel Evaluator), NSAWC from July 1998 – June 2001; VFA-97 from June 1996 – June 1998; USS John F. Kennedy from 1988 – 1992 (Enlisted Intelligence Specialist). 

His official bio:

Commander John B. “Skid” Markley Executive Officer
Center for Information Dominance
Corry Station

Cmdr. John Markley was born in San Diego, Calif., and grew up in Garland, Texas. In February, 1988 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended boot camp in Orlando, Fla. He then attended the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) qualifying as an Imagery Intelligence Specialist and was detailed to the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). During this tour he provided imagery support to strike aircraft conducting operations in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1992 he transferred to the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) in Dhalgren, Va., where he obtained his bachelor’s degree through Regents College and was selected to obtain a commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Pensacola, Fla., in 1995.
After OCS, Ens. Markley returned to NMITC for the Intelligence Officer Basic Course (NIOBC), and was subsequently assigned as the Intelligence Officer for the Warhawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 in Lemoore, Calif. After a successful tour, he was nominated and selected to be the Intelligence Officer for the Navy’s Strike Fighter Weapon School (TOPGUN) at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) in Fallon, Nev.
In August 2001 Lt. Markley transferred to NMITC as an instructor for Strike Warfare. During this time he managed the first iteration of the Intelligence Team Trainer (ITT). Lt. Cmdr. Markley transferred in 2004 to Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) as the Carrier Air Wing (CAG) AI in charge of all Air Wing Intelligence requirements. CVW-1 deployed in 2005 on a unique Mediterranean - Gulf - Pacific Fleet and successfully integrated the inaugural deployment of the Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP). In 2007 he attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., earning a master’s degree in national security.
After the war college, he reported to the Department of Defense Inspectors General (DoD-IG) Office for Intelligence, where his team of evaluators aggressively pursued hotline allegations and produced four reports to Congress detailing the results of those investigations. Lt. Cmdr. Markley also organized the civilian evaluators and auditors and developed a prioritization process that ensured the most significant issues were rapidly addressed by the DoD-IG.
Before assuming duty at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) as the executive officer in March 2013, Cmdr. Markley was the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) onboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73).
His awards include one Defense Meritorious Service Medal, one Joint Commendation Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, and four Navy Achievement Medals.



Anonymous said...

CDR M is a stand-up guy. For an Intel O. (Just kidding, he is a great leader, period. . .)

LCDRLDO/6440 said...

Good to see Intel/IW cross-detailing. When is the METOC community going to start playing?????

Kevin said...

They are. I know an 1810 assigned to FNMOC.

Anonymous said...

Where did Paul go?

I'm guessing the CID bio will update his picture. ;-)

I'm also guessing LCDRLDO/6440's question about METOC is meant in the opposite direction. When are their officers going to be assigned to non-METOC leadeship positions?

LCDRLDO/6440 said...

The FNMOC 1810 is a colocation assignment. Not a result of direct detailing. I'm not aware of any METOC officers filling non-METOC IDC leadership billets.