Tomorrow Commander Andrew Newsome will be relieved by Commander Mike Salehi as the Commanding Officer, Information Warfare Training Command Monterey.

Commander Newsome’s biography follows:

Commander Andrew T. Newsome
Commanding Officer, Information Warfare Training Command Monterey

Commander Newsome was born in Denver, CO and grew up in Somerset, KY. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1998. He holds a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and an Executive MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Commander Newsome graduated with distinction from Primary and Intermediate Naval Flight Officer Training. In June 1999, while assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE TWO ZERO (VAW 120), he was accepted for a lateral transfer to Special Duty, Cryptology.

His operational assignments include Surface Direct Support Officer at Naval Security Group Activity San Diego, where he deployed in USS Russell (DDG 59) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; Division Officer on the staff of Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet embarked in USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19); and Flag Cryptologist on the staff of Commander, Carrier Strike Group TEN, embarked in USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75).

His shore and staff assignments include Navy Information Operations Command Maryland as Department Head and graduate of the Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program; Information Warfare Officer and Cyber Warfare Engineer Community Manager at the Bureau of Naval Personnel; executive assistant to the Director of Intelligence at U.S. Cyber Command; and Deputy Chief of Operations for the Joint Intelligence Operations Center at U.S. Cyber Command.

His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), as well as multiple unit awards. He is married to the former Paula Kathleen Link of Eaton, NY. They have two sons.

Congratulations on a successful command tour!