Cmdr. Christopher M. Ferrante
Executive Officer, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Colorado
23 January 2023
Cmdr. Chris Ferrante hails from Florida and earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Master of Arts in International Business from the University of Florida in 2007. Upon graduation he served as intern to the Office of Legislative Affairs, Executive Office of the President, the White House. In 2008, he attended OCS and commissioned as a Naval Intelligence Officer.
Cmdr. Ferrante’s operational assignments include Fleet Intelligence Watch Officer, and Deputy for counter-terrorism analysis in support of Commander Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th
Fleet in Manama, Bahrain. In March 2010, he was assigned the Deputy Intelligence officer for SEAL Team EIGHT in Little Creek, Va., where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In April 2012 he was assigned as Fleet Intelligence Watch Officer and senior analyst for Commander Naval Forces Europe-Africa, U.S 6th
Fleet in Naples, Italy. In April 2015, he served as the Intelligence Officer for Tactical Development & Evaluation Squadron FIVE at Naval Special Warfare Development Group in Dam Neck, Va.
In 2017, he was selected as a Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry Fellow assigned to the Cyber Threat Operations Center at USAA in San Antonio, Texas. Following this fellowship, he served as the Intelligence Department Head for Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command.
He is currently serving as the Executive Officer at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Colorado / Deputy Commander CTG 101.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal (four awards), and various personal, unit, and service awards.