Rear Adm. Timothy White, formerly director for intelligence at the U.S. Pacific Command, has been named commander of the Cyber National Mission Force as part of the U.S. Cyber Command.
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced White’s appointment in a Defense Department release posted Wednesday.
CNMF is one of the three mission units of Cybercom’s Cyber Mission Force and works to counter cyber threats to the country’s information technology infrastructure.
White joined the Navy as a surface warfare officer and served as a cryptologist at the National Security Agency’s operations directorate.
The Defense Superior Service Medal recipient also served as commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command from 1997 to 1999 and as director of the commander’s action group at Cybercom.