LCDR NaTasha Riley’s biography follows:
Lieutenant Commander NaTasha Riley
Assistant Program Manager/Navy Cyber Warfare Development Command
LCDR Riley is a native of New Brunswick, NJ. She began her military career in 1996, when she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois she reported to her first command aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). She later applied for a rating conversion to Cryptologic Technician Operator (CTO). After conversion in 1998, she reported to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), where she served as the watch supervisor and earned Surface Warfare and Air Warfare designators.
In 2002, she reported to Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Fort Meade and was assigned to the National Security Agency’s Red Team as a Network Operator. During this tour she was approved for rating conversion to Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN) as a Plankowner in 2004.
In 2005, she reported to NIOC Georgia and served as Leading Petty Officer, Team Lead, and Command Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Coordinator. In 2008, she reported to Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) Suffolk, VA and served as the Command’s Career Counselor and Computer Network Defense Battle Watch Officer. She was selected for Chief in 2009 and for commission under the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program in 2011.
After commissioning in 2011, she attended LDO/CWO School and Information Warfare Basic Course (IWBC). She reported to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland in 2011 and served as the Battle Watch Captain for the Fleet Information Operations Center, Deputy Branch Chief for Tailored Access Operations, Assistant Department Head, and Information Warfare Training Officer. Additionally she completed her B.S in Computer Science at Troy University.
In 2015, she reported to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet where she served as the staff Battle Watch Captain, Fleet Command Center Director and Assistant Current Operations Director. Additionally, she was selected for re-designation to 1810 (Cryptologic Warfare), completed a Master’s of Business Administration in Leadership. In 2018, she served as the Deputy Information Warfare Officer for Amphibious Squadron Eight, onboard USS BATAAN (LHD 5), Virginia. Currently, she is stationed at Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group and will transition to retirement in September of 2023.
Her personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medals (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and other various unit citations and awards. Her husband Jamel resides in Maryland with their two children Bre’Yana and Malachi.
Congratulations on a truly remarkable 27 career in the U.S. Navy!
18 March 2023 at 22:25
Congratulations, Commander Riley! Go Navy! Thank you very much for your service to our country!