Thursday, January 30, 2014

I guess it is official now

CDR Mike Rogers turns over command of NSGA Winter Harbor to CDR E.F. Williamson
No. NR-058-14
January 30, 2014

DOD Announces Nomination of Cyber Command Commander/ NSA Director

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today Navy Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers as President Obama's nominee to become commander of U.S. Cyber Command. In addition, the Secretary announced that he has designated Vice Adm. Rogers to serve as director of the National Security Agency, and chief of the Central Security Service.
Vice Adm. Rogers currently serves as the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command commander. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he will replace Gen. Keith Alexander, who has served as the NSA director since 2005, and the Cyber Command commander since 2010.

Additionally, the department is announcing that Richard Ledgett has been selected to serve as the NSA deputy director.  In his new role as the senior civilian at NSA, Ledgett acts at the agency's chief operating officer. He replaces J. Chris Inglis, who retired from the position in January.


Mike Lambert said...

Nearly every news story identifies him as a cryptologist. Our work here is paying off.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't mention if he'll get his fourth star...

Anonymous said...

From Federal News Service:

Rogers has spent more than 30 years in the Navy, and is an expert in cryptology.