Tomorrow Captain William “Bill” Lintz will be relieved as the Commanding Officer of Center for Information Warfare Training Pensacola by Captain Nicholas E. Andrews II. Following the change of command ceremony, Captain Lintz will retire after 26 years servicing his Country and his Navy. Congratulations on a successful command tour and naval career! Captain Lintz’s biography follows:
Captain William “Bill” Lintz
Center for Information Warfare Training
Captain Lintz is a 1992 graduate of Villanova University, where he received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and earned his commission as a cryptologic officer through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, completing requirements under both the communications and electromagnetics tracks, and later a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering in 2009.
His operational and afloat assignments include serving with the Naval Security Group Department in Imperial Beach, California, at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego; Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific; direct support missions aboard USS Tripoli (LPH 10), USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS Constellation (CV 64); Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet as fleet intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection manager and assistant force cryptologist, where he led theater Navy intelligence collections supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola, Florida, as executive officer; Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet as deputy assistant chief of staff for Operations and Fleet Information Operations lead; and National Security Agency as deputy chief of the Remote Operations Center.
His ashore tours include duty with Naval Information Warfare Activity; Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Directorate of Information Operations and Cryptology as lead for Fleet Requirements, Manpower, and Training; and Fleet Intelligence Training Center in San Diego as commanding officer.
He assumed command of the Center for Information Warfare Training, headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, in May 2016.
A qualified information warfare officer, Lintz’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).