Capt. Roy S. Petty is the former commanding officer of the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command. As such, he helped strengthen the defenses of Navy networks and integrate similar efforts across the Global Information Grid. Thanks to his efforts, the Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command became the first computer network defense service provider in the Department of Defense to receive a Level 3 accreditation through that program.
Petty is the recipient of the 2009 DON IM/IT Award, which honors outstanding contributions toward transforming the Navy and Marine Corps through IT. He also received the 2009 Federal 100 Award for his exceptional leadership in the IT field.