President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, commander of the U.S. Navy‘s Naval Information Forces, as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare and as director of naval intelligence.
The Defense Department said Wednesday Trump also recommended Kohler for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral.
Kohler will succeed Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, who assumed the dual role in July 2016 after leading the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command and 10th fleet.
His previous at-sea assignments include intelligence officer for Fighter Squadron 102 on USS America; director of intelligence for Commander Amphibious Squadron 1 on USS Peleliu; and director of intelligence for Cruiser Destroyer Group 2 aboard USS George Washington.
Kohler’s onshore roles include deputy director of intelligence at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center; director of intelligence operations at the U.S. Special Operations Command; and intelligence director for the Joint Interagency Task Force South.
He also served as deputy director of naval intelligence; deputy commander of the Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet; and deputy chief of tailored access operations at the National Security Agency.