Michael S. Rogers
|Michael S. Rogers|
Rogers in 2014
|17th Director of the National Security Agency|
April 3, 2014
|Preceded by||Keith B. Alexander|
October 31, 1959 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1981–present|
|Commands|| U.S. Cyber Command
National Security Agency
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
U.S. Tenth Fleet
Michael S. Rogers (born October 31, 1959) is a United States Navy admiral who serves as Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), and Chief of the Central Security Service since April 3, 2014. Prior to that, Rogers served as the Commander of the Tenth Fleet and Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command.
Early life and education
Rogers received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program and has served in the United States Navy since graduating from Auburn University in 1981. He started his career as a Surface Warfare Officer working in naval gunfire support operations off Grenada, Beirut, and maritime surveillance operations off El Salvador. In 1986, he was selected for transfer from Unrestricted Line Officer to Restricted Line Officer and re-designation as a cryptology officer.
During the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Rogers joined the military's Joint Staff, which works for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he specialized in computer network attacks. From 2007 onward he served as director of intelligence for the military's Pacific Command. In 2009, he became director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was subsequently named commander of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and commander of the U.S. 10th Fleet, with responsibility for all of the Navy's cyberwarfare efforts. As such, Rogers was the first restricted line officer to serve as a numbered fleet commander and the first Information Warfare Community (IWC) officer to achieve the rank of vice admiral.
In January 2014, the Obama Administration announced Rogers' nomination as director of the National Security Agency and the commander of the US offensive cyberoperations unit in the Department of Defense. Rogers succeeded General Keith B. Alexander, who served as the NSA director for nine years, and became the first IWC officer to achieve the rank of admiral. Although the NSA directorship does not require Senate approval, Rogers had to be confirmed by the Senate to head United States Cyber Command, for which the Senate unanimously confirmed him.
In his first public remarks as NSA director, Rogers stated that he believed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was "probably not" working for a foreign intelligence agency, despite frequent speculation and assertion by the NSA's allies to the contrary. Rogers added: "He clearly believes in what he's doing. I question that; I don't agree with it. I fundamentally disagree with what he did. I believe it was wrong; I believe it was illegal."
|Navy Information Dominance Warfare Officer Badge|
|Navy Surface Warfare Officer Badge|
|United States Cyber Command Badge|
|National Security Agency Badge|
|Navy Distinguished Service Medal|
|Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two gold award stars|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|Navy Commendation Medal with award star|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters|
|Navy Unit Commendation|
|Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with two bronze service stars|
|Navy "E" Ribbon|
|Navy Expeditionary Medal with two service stars|
|National Defense Service Medal with service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal|
|Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 2 service stars|
|Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with 4 service stars|
|Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon|
|Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal|
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- Ackerman, Spencer (3 June 2014). "NSA chief Michael Rogers: Edward Snowden 'probably not' a foreign spy". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
- Media related to Michael S. Rogers at Wikimedia Commons