Today, Commander Brian Schulz was relieved by Commander Chelsey Zwicker as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Yokosuka. Commander Zwicker’s biography follows:
Commander Chelsey L. Zwicker, USN
Commanding Officer, NIOC Yokosuka // Commander, CTG 1070.2
CDR Chelsey Zwicker is a native of Wyoming, Pennsylvania and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2005 with an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon commissioning she was selected for naval aviation. In October 2006, she transferred to the Cryptologic Warfare Community.
After completing the Naval Information Operations Basic Course, she reported to Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland in November 2016. CDR Zwicker was assigned to the National Threat Operations Center as an exercise and plans officer. She earned her Information Operations qualification and her Masters in Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College
In September 2010 Commander Zwicker reported to NIOC Bahrain. She was the N6 and Legal Officer prior to her deployment from November 2010 – July 2011 in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, and MARITIME SUPPORT OPERATIONS in the Arabian Gulf. During her deployment CDR Zwicker, was the Officer in Charge of the detachment. Returning back to NIOC Bahrain, she served as the N3 Operations Officer and Acting Executive Officer.
In November 2011, Commander Zwicker transferred to OPNAV N13F, the Navy Foreign Language Office. During this tour, CDR Zwicker served as the Action Officer liaison to N2N6 and was the plank owner and program manager of the Asia Pacific Hands Program.
In November 2014, she reported to Naval Information Dominance Forces Command as the Flag Aide and deputy Executive Agent to the Commander.
In June 2016, Commander Zwicker reported to Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet and served as the STO chief, deputy SAPCO, IO and EW leads, Space Operations Officer and Fleet OPSEC Program Manager.
In May 2019 she reported to Navy Information Operations Detachment, Kaneohe Bay as the Officer in Charge. She led space training for NIOC Hawaii and disestablished NIOD Kaneohe Bay in July 2020.
In April 2020, she reported to Carrier Strike Group Eleven as the Deputy Information Warfare Commander for Integrated Fires. She served during NIMITZ Strike Group’s unprecedented 11 month 2020-2021 deployment.
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