Tomorrow Commander Meredith Schley will be relieved by Commander Peter Manzoli as the Commanding Officer, IWTC Corry Station.   Commander Schley’s biography follows:

Commander Meredith K. Schley , U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer
Information Warfare Training Command, Corry Station

Commander Meredith Schley a native of Akron, Ohio, she 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 65) 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.

Some of CDR Schley’s accomplishments while in command include:

Commander Schley’s exceptional leadership and extraordinary dedication to duty was instrumental in ensuring Center for Information Warfare Training’s largest schoolhouse provided the highest quality training in support of Information Warfare, Cyberspace Operations, and Information Technology missions around the world. 

Through her unmatched leadership and guidance, she led 12 officers, 350 military and civilian staff in the instruction of 24,500 joint service students, providing critical signals intelligence, Electronic Warfare, information technology, and cyberspace operations training to fully answer National, Department of Defense, and Fleet requirements. 

Additionally, her tour as Commanding Officer saw an overwhelming resurgence in good order and discipline and Culture of Excellence training, supporting Chief of Naval Operations policy. 

Commander Schley’s exceptional professional ability, personal initiative, and loyal devotion to duty reflected great credit upon her and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Congratulations on a very successful O5 command tour. We wish you the very best as you assume command of the Naval Information Warfare Training Group, a major O6 command!