Profile: Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of NSA

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Navy Adm. Michael Rogers
Navy Adm. Michael Rogers

U.S. Navy Admiral Michael Rogers serves as commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.

Prior to these roles, he served as commander of both the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and the U.S. Tenth Fleet, with responsibility for all of the Navy’s cyberwarfare efforts.

During the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Rogers joined the military’s Joint Staff, which works for the Joints Chief of Staff, where he specialized in computer network attacks.

Originally a Surface Warrior Officer, he was selected for re-designation to cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986. He has led cryptologic direct support missions aboard U.S. submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean.

Rogers is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College.

A native of Chicago, he received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program and has served in the U.S. Navy since graduating from Auburn University in 1981.

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