Tomorrow Commander Jason Hanser will be relieved by Commander Chris Johnson as the Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Colorado.   Commander Hanser’s biography follows:

Commander Jason D. Hanser

A native of Montana, Commander Hanser holds a Master of Science in Space Systems Management and Acquisition from Websters University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Montana State University. He enlisted as Cryptologic Technician before earning his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. Fully joint qualified, he serves as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer with a diverse operational and staff assignment history ashore and at sea.

His fleet assignments include Deputy Director of Intelligence and Fleet Cryptologist for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central/U.S. Fifth Fleet. He served on the staff of Amphibious Squadron Eight as the Information Warfare Commander, Cryptologic Resource Coordinator, and Space Operations Officer as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group. Aboard USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) he served as the ship’s cryptologic, electronic warfare, and intelligence officer. His operational deployments span the PACOM, EUCOM and CENTCOM theaters in support of numerous named operations, joint and multinational theater security missions.

Ashore, he served as a Mission Director for the Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap and Officer-in-Charge, Navy Information Operations Detachment Alice Springs. While assigned to U.S. Strategic Command, he served as a Regional and Cyber Branch Chief and Executive Assistant to the Director of Intelligence. He served in various positions while assigned to Navy Information Operations Command, Colorado, and National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland. While enlisted, he served as a signals analyst in support of fleet operations while assigned to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (VQ1), Whidbey Island, Washington.

CDR Hanser reported as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Colorado / Commander Task Group 101 in May 2021.