Today, Captain Mole was relieved by Captain Eng as Commander, National Security Agency / Central Security Service Hawaii. Captain Eng’s biography follows:
CAPT CHRISTOPHER D. ENG
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE HAWAII
CAPT Christopher Eng was commissioned as a submarine officer through Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1998. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and from Old Dominion University in 2016 with a Master of Engineering Management. He transferred to the cryptologic warfare community in 2002.
His operational assignments include duty as the main propulsion assistant and assistant weapons officer aboard USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from 2001 to 2002; as fleet signals intelligence warfare officer and ship’s signal exploitation space division officer on the staff of U.S. 7th Fleet, aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, from 2005 to 2007; and as a tactical information operations officer with Naval Special Warfare Special Reconnaissance Team 1 from 2007 to 2010, deploying with Naval Special Warfare Squadron 7 to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 as the N3X targeting officer and Cross Functional Troop 7 commander.
Ashore, his assignments include duty as a senior watch officer, subsurface direct support officer and operational requirements staff officer at Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii from 2003 to 2005; as executive officer of Navy Information Operations Command Menwith Hill, U.K. from 2010 to 2012; as chief of the Cyber Analysis Group, deputy chief of China Division, and navy element commander at U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) from 2012 to 2015; as commanding officer of Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station from 2015 to 2017; as deputy group chief at National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii from 2017 to 2019; and as deputy director for intelligence and information operations and fleet cryptologist on the staff of U.S. Pacific Fleet from 2019 to 2021.
He assumed command of National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii in April 2021. A qualified Information Warfare Officer, Eng’s military decorations include a Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards) and Naval and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), along with various campaign and unit awards.