Senate confirms Navy’s new top cyber officer

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Rear Adm. Michael Gilday (Navy)

The Senate confirmed Rear Adm. Michael Gilday as the newest commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet Wednesday, less than a month after his nomination.

Before, Gilday served as the director of operations/J-3 at U.S. Cyber Command and was on several deployments to locales from the Mediterranean to the South Pacific. While onshore, he served as a naval aide to the president and an executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint of Staffs.

He also worked for the Bureau of Naval Personnel, as well as the staff of the chief of naval operations in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate and staff of the vice chief of naval operations.

[Read more: Obama names Gilday to head Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command]

Gilday will replace Vice. Adm. Jan Tighe, who is set to become the head of naval intelligence.

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