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Michael Gilday Succeeds Jan Tighe as US Fleet Cyber Command Chief

Michael Gilday
Michael Gilday

Vice Adm. Michael Gilday has formally taken command of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland.

Gilday, formerly director of operations (J3) for U.S. Cyber Command, succeeds Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, who has been named deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare and director of naval intelligence, the U.S. Navy said Friday.

Tighe officially assumed the roles of director of naval intelligence and deputy CNO for information warfare on Friday.

Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, was the presiding officer at the ceremony and presented a Distinguished Service Medal to Tighe.

Gilday has held various Navy and joint assignments, including command roles for the destroyer USS Higgins during the early segment of the Iraqi Freedom operation and for Carrier Strike Group 8 embarked on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

President Barack Obama nominated Gilday in June to lead the Fleet Cyber Command and for promotion to the vice admiral rank.

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