ICYMI, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the president has made the following nomination:

Navy Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Fleet Cyber Command; and commander, Tenth Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Rear Adm. Gilday’s full bio is available here.  The “basics” include:

  • Graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Harvard Kennedy School, and U.S. Naval War College
  • Naval Aide to the President
  • Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Commanding Officer, USS Higgins (DDG 76)
  • Commanding Officer, USS Benfold (DDG 65)
  • Director of Operations, NATO’s Joint Force Command
  • Chief of Staff, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO
  • Commander, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT

Rear Adm. Gilday is currently serving as Director, Operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Congratulations, Rear Adm. Gilday, and welcome aboard!