Today, Captain Eduardo Salazar will be relieved by Commander Jeffery L. Burke as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola. Commander Burke’s biography follows:
Commander Jeffery L. Burke, USN
Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola
Born in Subic Bay, Philippines, Commander Burke enlisted in 1991 where he attended basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois. Upon completion of basic training, he reported to Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) “A” school at Ft. Devens, MA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Computer Science and a Master’s in Network Security.
At sea, he served aboard USS Virginia (CGN-38) and USS ELLIOT (DD-967) as an OUTBOARD operator in support of counter-narcotic operations in the Caribbean as well as in the Persian Gulf enforcing United Nations Security Council resolutions off the coast of Iran. He was on Hawaii’s Destroyer, USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG-93) homeported at Pearl Harbor to perform duties as the Ship’s Information Warfare Officer. He later served on the staff of Carrier Strike Group FIVE (CSG-5)/CTF-70 aboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) in Yokosuka, Japan where he reported as the Cryptologic Resource Coordinator and deployed multiple times in support of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces mission.
Staff and Ashore assignments include; Naval Security Group Activities Adak, Alaska and Pensacola, Florida, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Hawaii, Naval Information Warfare Activity Suitland, Maryland, Staff of Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and consecutive tours at Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii as the Subsurface Direct Support Department Head and Deputy Team Lead for 502 Cyber Combat Mission Team (CMT). He was also the Team Lead for 501 CMT, ultimately assuming the duties as TG-1 Commander where he was selected as the 2019 Rochefort Award Recipient for distinguished leadership. Prior to arriving NIOC Pensacola, he served a final tour in Hawaii as the Chief of Staff for Task Force Pacific.
Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (7), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal (3) and various campaign and unit awards.