Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician Networks Cecilia S. Medina, a native of Lovington, New Mexico, joined the Navy in June 2006 where she attended basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.  Upon graduation, Senior Chief Medina reported to Lemoore, California for Aviation Machinist Mate “A” school followed by TURBOJET strand and F414 3RD DEGREE ā€œCā€ school.

In December 2006, Senior Chief Medina reported to her first assignment onboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) in Yokosuka, Japan where she conducted daily maintenance and repairs of F404-GE-400/402 and F414-GE-400 engines in direct support of Carrier Air Wing Five.  She transferred in June 2007 to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 10 (HS-10) in San Diego, California where she served as a Safety Assistant tracking key safety programs. 

In March 2009, Senior Chief Medina cross-rated to Cryptologic Technician Networks and attended CTN “A” School followed by Basic Digital Network Analysis “C” School in Pensacola, Florida.  Upon graduation, her follow-on tours were at Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk working as a Computer Network Defense Specialist on Navy Blue Team; Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola serving as a Digital Network Exploitation Analyst for 104 CST; Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk leading the Persistent Cyberspace Opposing Force Team while assigned to Navy Red Team; Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command as Navy Red Team Operations Chief; and Center for Information Warfare Training Pensacola serving as JCAC and CMF Training Manager.  Senior Chief Medina currently serves as the Department Chief for the Joint Cyber Analysis Course and Cyber Mission Force Schoolhouse at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station.

Senior Chief Medina is qualified as an Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Master Training Specialist.  Her personal awards include:  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various unit and personal awards.