Today, Commander William Wilson was relieved by Commander Phillip Hickman as Commanding Officer, Cryptologic Warfare Activity-SIXTY SEVEN.

Commander Hickman’s biography follows:

Commander Phillip L. Hickman, Jr, USN
Commanding Officer
Cryptologic Warfare Activity SIXTY SEVEN

Cmdr. Hickman, a native of Paola, Kan., attended boot camp at Great Lakes in 1998 and then completed Cryptologic Technician Technical “A” School in Pensacola, Fla., followed by Classic Wizard “C” School at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Winter Harbor, Maine.  He graduated from Regis University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla.  He also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Cyber Security Certificate from Naval Postgraduate School.

He began his cryptologic career as a technical electronic intelligence signals analyst at NSGA Denver, Col.  As an officer, he served as a global targets watch officer on the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) National Security Operations Center watch floor and an action officer in NSA’s Integrated Broadcast Service Support Office, while at NSGA Fort George G. Meade, Md.; as electronic warfare officer aboard USS Porter (DDG 78), where he deployed as part of Surface Strike Group 06-1; as cryptologic carry-on program functional manager in U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s N2/39 directorate; as cryptologic resource coordinator, signals intelligence collection manager, and naval activities control officer for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, where he deployed with Naval Special Warfare Group THREE as the Direct Support Element Officer In Charge of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE; as associate director for S2 transnational issues at NSA/CSS Georgia, completing a Joint Duty Assignment List (JDAL) tour; and as N3 fleet operations officer, a fleet milestone billet, at Navy Information Operations Command Georgia; as executive officer, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station.  In his latest assignment he served as Deputy Information Warfare Commander and Assistant Chief of Staff for Integrated Fires, Commander Carrier Strike Group NINE where he deployed as part of THEODORE ROOSEVELT Strike Group 20-1.

He reported as Commanding Officer Cryptologic Warfare Activity SIXTY-SEVEN in June 2020.

His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).