Jan Tighe, deputy commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and U.S. 10th Fleet for the past three months, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as commanding officer for both Naval organizations.
The Defense Department announced Friday that Tighe would also be promoted from the rank of rear admiral to vice admiral.
Tighe became director for decision superiority at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in July 2011 after her service as deputy director of operations for the U.S. Cyber Command and as interim president of the Navy Postgraduate School.
Between July 2006 and September 2009, she led a more than 2,800-employee team at the National Security Agency Central Security Service’s office in Kunia, Hawaii.
She has also held the positions of NSA executive assistant director, CSS chief and USCYBERCOM commander.
In July 2004, Tighe assumed a director role at the Naval Security Group, where she worked to develop
human capital strategies for the service’s information warfare personnel and cryptologists.
She was promoted to chief of staff for NSG in August 2005 and helped facilitate the group’s merger with the Naval Network Warfare Command.
Her naval career also includes cryptologic operational tours of duty in the U.S., Japan and the Pacific.
Tighe holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.