Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Commanding Officer, Center for Information Dominance

Captain Maureen Fox is a native of New Castle, Del. She was commissioned as a General Unrestricted Line Officer upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1991. Following her graduate work at the Defense Intelligence College, she was designated a Naval Intelligence Officer in 1993.

A qualified Information Dominance Corps (IDC) officer, she has served in numerous joint, afloat and shore operational intelligence assignments. 

Significant afloat assignments include Intelligence Systems officer, USS Nimitz (CVN 68); Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Commander, Amphibious Strike Group 3 aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS Boxer (LHD 4); and plank-owning N2 for Carrier Strike Group 1 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). She has conducted multiple extended combat deployments at sea supporting every United States numbered fleet, directing operational intelligence support to missions as varied as combat strike in Iraq and Afghanistan, counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden, theater engagement in South America, power projection in the Pacific, and disaster response in Haiti.

Ashore, Fox served as Defense Intelligence Agency’s Congressional Liaison to the House Permanent Select Committee for Intelligence; Executive Assistant to the Director for Intelligence on the Joint Staff; Intelligence Liaison to Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Staff J3; Director for Intelligence, Tactical Training Group, Pacific; Senior Analyst and Intelligence Briefer, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Bahrain; Deputy Director, Maritime Intelligence Operations Center, Commander, Third Fleet; Intelligence Systems and Training Officer, Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, Intelligence Readiness Cell; and Instructor, Fleet Intelligence Training Center; and Force Intelligence Officer for Commander, Naval Special Warfare.

In September 2014 Fox became the Commanding Officer of the Center for Information Dominance based at Corry Station in Pensacola, Fla.

Fox’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four gold stars) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four gold stars.)


Tired said...

We are breathing easier now, already. I am hopeful that we get some relief from CAPT K's detached, taskmaster approach to leadership.

Anonymous said...

Mo is a great officer. CID can rest easy. She gets things done without steamrolling everyone. She has a life beyond the Navy and understands that her Sailors do too.

Anonymous said...

She is a great officer and a great choice to truly empower and challenge the team. I just don't like the message that choosing to be a geo bachelor (or bachelorette) sends.

Anonymous said...

Captain C seemed like she was a geo-bachelorette! Captain Fox will show more balance, I promise.

¡Ay, caramba! said...

"She is a great officer and a great choice to truly empower and challenge the team, BUT she's sending the wrong message by 'choosing' to be a geo bach."

Seriously? And what message is she sending? That she values maintaining stability in her children's lives? That her husband's career is important too?

She knows her family and they have survived previous separations (deployments). I'm sure they are strong enough to survive living on different coasts for a couple years where they can communicate regularly and visit often. If she didn't think so, I'm sure she would have 'chosen' a different option.

As the other commenters alluded, CID is already resting easier, breathing a sign of relief. For someone else to come in and say how great an officer she is while casting a cloud of doubt over her (personal) decision-making skills is really unfair.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it sends the message that her family's well-being is important to her, and sacrificing time with them (and money) to take up her assigned duties will benefit both her family and the Navy.

There's no "message" associated with geobaching. Judgements based on incomplete information, perhaps, but that's it.

BLDG 501 Crew said...

Honestly, we were ready for change and Captain Fox is a MOST WELCOME one.