Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers and Rick Ledgett were officially announced Thursday as President Barack Obama’s appointees to serve as the top two officials at the National Security Agency.
If confirmed, Rogers will serve as director of NSA and commander of Cyber Command and Ledgett was named deputy director at NSA, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
Rogers has served in the Navy for the past 30 years and will bring experience in both cryptology and cybersecurity to both roles, according to Hagel.
Currently, Rogers leads U.S. Fleet Cyber Command as commander and holds the same role for the Navy’s 10th fleet, Fleet Cyber Command’s force provider.
Ledgett serves as director of the NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center, which carries out cryptologic work and supports U.S. government entities responsible for cyber defense functions.
He worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence between 2010 and 2012 and served as national intelligence manager for cyber, where he advised the national intelligence director of cyber matters and coordinated cyber activies across the intelligence community.