Today, Commander Christopher Eng will be relieved by Commander Chad Smith as Commanding Officer Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station. Commander Smith’s biography follows:

Commander Chad Smith , U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer Information Warfare Training Command, Corry Station

Commander Smith, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, was commissioned via Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1999.  He graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education and attended the Naval Postgraduate School, graduating in 2008 with a Master of Science in Information Warfare Systems Engineering.

Commander Smith’s operational fleet tours included assignments as Direct Support Officer aboard a variety of combatants in the Western Pacific (2002-2004) in Kunia, HI: Electronic Warfare/Ship’s Signal Exploitation Space Officer (2004-2006) in USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) in Norfolk, VA in support of OPERATION NEW HORIZONS; and Flag Cryptologist for Carrier Strike Group TEN (2010-2012) embarked in USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.

He also served as a Watch Officer at Naval Security Group Activity Kuna (2001-2002) in Kunia, HI; Cryptologic Warfare Officer/Cryptologic Technician Community Sponsor at Naval Network Warfare Command (2008-2010) in Little Creek, VA: Executive Officer of Navy Information Operations Command San Diego (2012-2014) in San Diego, CA; and Cryptologic Warfare Junior Officer Detailer at Navy Personnel Command (2014-2016).

Commander Smith is the Operations Officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command.  He is responsible for the execution of the Navy Cyber Security Service Provider and global Defensive Cyber Operations mission set.

Commander Smith’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign, unit and service awards.