Rear Adm. Timothy White has been nominated to serve as the next commander of Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet, as well as a third star.

White, who is currently serving as the commander of Cyber Command’s Cyber National Mission Force, which protects the nation from cyberattacks of significant consequences, would take the reins of the Navy’s service cyber component to Cyber Command.

The Navy, along with the Army, announced late last year their cyber mission force teams reached a critical staffing milestone almost a full year ahead of schedule.

Fleet Cyber’s key missions include operating and defending Navy networks, conducting tailored signals intelligence and delivering cyber effects for combatant commanders.

It is currently unclear where the current Fleet Cyber commander, Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, will go next.

Mark Pomerleau is a reporter for C4ISRNET, covering information warfare and cyberspace.

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