CMDR. Michael R. Laraya

Executive Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East (NCTS FE)

24 February 2021
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Executive Officer, NAVCOMTELSTA Far East
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Executive Officer, NAVCOMTELSTA Far East
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VIRIN: 210222-N-N0798-0001
CMDR Laraya is a native of San Diego, Calif. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He received his Masters of Science Degree from the College of Information and Cyberspace at the National Defense University in Government Information Leadership, with a concentration in Cybersecurity. He has completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and II. 
His operational assignments include serving in both sea and expeditionary environments. He served as the Assistant OIC for Maritime Expeditionary Boat Detachment 562 and deployed as part of Commander Task Group 56.5 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; C5I Officer for Amphibious Squadron FOUR embarked on the USS Kearsarge and deployed in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector; Deputy Director for Knowledge Management for United States Forces – Afghanistan; Communications Planner for Commander Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group ONE and deployed as the Initial Operational Capability for Commander Task Force 75; and Director of Communications for Naval Special Warfare Group TWO and orchestrated the initial deployment and resourcing for Joint Special Operations Task Force TWO.
His shore assignments include Training Officer for Inshore Boat Unit SEVENTEEN in San Diego, Calif.; Engineering and Deck Officer for Inshore Boat Unit SIXTEEN in Seal Beach, Calif.; Joint Fleet Telecommunications Operations Center Division Officer for Navy Computer and Telecommunication Area Master Station Atlantic; and OIC for Navy Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, Detachment Rota, Spain.
His Qualifications include Information Warfare Officer, Strike Group Staff Battle Watch Captain, and is a qualified Patrol Leader and Coxswain for Coastal Riverine small craft. Personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various other campaign medals and unit awards.

He is a certified Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification through the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, as well as a number of other information technology certifications.
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