Today, Commander McKeehan was relieved by Commander Schley as Commanding Officer, Information Warfare Training Command, Corry Station. Commander Schley’s biography follows:
Commander Meredith K. Schley , USN
Commanding Officer Information Warfare Training Command, Corry Station
Commander Meredith Schley, a native of Akron, Ohio, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2002 before commissioning as an Ensign in the Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community. Upon completion of SWO School, Commander Schley reported to USS O’BRIEN (DD 975) out of Yokosuka, Japan as the Fire Control Officer. She then reported to Afloat Planning System Pacific on Camp Smith, Hawaii in 2004 to serve as the Detachment Officer in Charge (Det OIC) deployed on the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) completing over 300 contingency and operational planning missions.
In 2006, Commander Schley selected for lateral transfer into the Cryptologic Warfare community. She reported to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC), Hawaii serving as a Division Officer. In January 2007, Commander Schley reported to Joint CREW Composite Squadron 1 (JCCS-1) to serve 10 months in Iraq as an Electronic Warfare Officer for 1-40 CAV on Camp Falcon. In 2009, Commander Schley reported to Commander SEVENTH Fleet staff onboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) in Yokosuka, Japan serving as the Fleet Signals Intelligence Warfare Officer participating in Operation TOMODACHI and earning a Masters of Science in Leadership with a focus on Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness from Grand Canyon University.
Commander Schley left Japan to serve as a Det OIC assigned to the NIOC Hawaii Direct Support Australia in Canberra, Australia embedded within the Australian Signals Directorate Support to Military Operations Staff. Following on from Australia, she served as the Force Cryptologist/ Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for Commander FOURTH Fleet/U.S. Navy Southern Command (C4F/USNAVSO) in Mayport, Florida.
Commander Schley went on to serve as the U.S. Cyber Command Deputy J2T/Asia Pacific Branch Chief in Fort Meade, MD where she directed/coordinated joint target efforts in support of U.S. Cyber Command. Commander Schley subsequently was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Information Operations (IO) and the Information Warfare Commander on the Carrier Strike Group TWO (CSG-2) Staff. In this capacity, she oversaw planning/execution of all USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH Strike Group IO events.
Commander Schley has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (x4), the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and is authorized to wear numerous campaign and unit awards.