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President Obama taps Rear Adm. Tighe to head Fleet Command

Feb. 20, 2014
Rear Adm. Jan Tighe is the nominee to head the Navy's portion of US Cyber Command.
Rear Adm. Jan Tighe is the nominee to head the Navy's portion of US Cyber Command. ()

President Barack Obama has nominated Rear Adm. Jan Tighe to head the Navy's arm of U.S. Cyber Command, the Pentagon announced Feb. 14.

Tighe‘s confirmation by the Senate would promote her to vice admiral and commander of Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, both headquartered at Ft. Meade. The chief of naval operations established Fleet Cyber Command and recommissioned 10th Fleet in 2010.

Tighe has served as deputy commander since November.

She would replace Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, who President Obama recently nominated to head U.S. Cyber Command. In a Jan. 30 announcement, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he also designated Rogers as director of the National Security Agency.

Prior to her current role, Tighe served as interim president for the Naval Postgraduate School from November 2012 to October 2013, according to her official bio. In July 2011 Tighe became director of Decision Superiority on the OPNAV N2N6F4 staff after serving as the deputy director of operations for U.S. Cyber Command.


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