LCDR Allan J. Towns was properly relieved as the Junior Officer detailer by LCDR Nicholas A. Cole.  LCDR Towns – thank you for you hard work and support!  We wish you and your family the very best.

LCDR Nicholas Cole’s biography follows.

Lieutenant Commander
Nicholas A. Cole, U.S. Navy

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, LCDR Cole. He commissioned an Ensign in October 2004 via Officer Candidate School.

Operations Assignments include cryptologic direct support to the USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3) and USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). He deployed aboard the USS PINCKNEY (DDG-91) as the Information Warfare Officer to the Western Pacific and Middle East. He deployed to Iraq as a Battalion Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) for 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and a Mobile Training Team Instructor for Joint Crew Composite Squadron One (JCCS-1) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He was designated as a Special Evaluator aboard the EP-3 aircraft and flew missions ISO Operations NEW DAWN and ENDURING FREEDOM, and Maritime Support Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf. He deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Operations at the Afghanistan Remote Operations Cryptologic Center in support of Operation RESOLUTE SUPPORT. Most recently served as the Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for CARRIER STRIKE GROUP THREE, stationed in Bremerton, WA.

Shore Assignments include Senior Operations Officer (SOO) at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Texas, Operations and future Operations Officer at NIOC Bahrain, and Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program Intern and Department Head at NIOC Maryland.

LCDR Cole is currently serving as the Cryptologic Warfare Officer Junior Officer Detailer, stationed in Millington, TN.

He holds a Master’s of Arts in Intelligence Studies with a focus in Cyber and Bachelors of Science in Network and Communications Management. LCDR Cole’s personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x2), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (x2).

LCDR Cole is married to the former Stephanie Stansbury of Kansas City, Kansas, and they have a daughter, Alexandria and son, James.