Today, Captain Sean Heritage was relieved by Captain Julia Lopez Slattery as Commanding Officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command.  Captain Slattery’s biography follows:

Captain Julia Lopez Slattery
United States Navy

Captain Julia L. Slattery, a native of Los Altos, California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.

Upon commissioning, she entered the Surface Warfare community and reported to USS WILLAMETTE (AO 180) serving as 1st LT/Replenishment Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant and deployed in support of Operation Southern Watch. In 1996, she reported to USS BATAAN (LHD 5) as a Plankowner, serving as Fire Control Officer and deployed in support of Operation Full Provider in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

In 2000 she graduated as a Distinguished Graduate with a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was awarded the Military Operations Research Society award for Outstanding Thesis for 2000.

She next reported to USS O’KANE (DDG 77) as the Weapons/Combat Systems Officer, deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Subsequently redesignated a Cryptologist she reported to Kunia Regional Security Operations Center (KRSOC) Hawaii in 2002 serving as Department Head of the analysis and reporting directorate.

In 2004 she reported to the staff of the Commander, US Fleet Forces Command, where she served as lead IO Planner. In 2007, she reported to the staff of Commander, 2nd Fleet where she served as the Fleet Cryptologic Resource Coordinator, Special Security Officer and JTF Assessment Cell lead. In 2009 she reported to Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) Suitland where she served as Acquisitions Department Head and lead of the Commander’s Action Group. She is also qualified as a Level II Acquisition Professional.

Captain Slattery commanded Navy Information Operations Command Bahrain from 2012 to 2014 providing Information Warfare direct support to CENTCOM combat operations and to Commander 5th Fleet in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Maritime Security Operations in the NAVCENT area of responsibility. She is a 2015 graduate of the National Defense University Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, with a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, an Information Communications Technology focus and a Cyber Concentration.

Captain Slattery served on the Joint Staff as Division Chief, Cyber Policy Division in the J5 Global Policy and Partnerships Directorate. Her tour included assignment to the Office of the Chairman as Chief of Staff for the Chairman’s New Administration Transition Team.