Capt. Joshua J. Sanders, DPA
Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii
02 February 2023
Capt. Joshua J. Sanders received his commission through the ROTC program at Savannah State University in 1999 where he graduated with a BS in Mathematics. He holds an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu, a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Doctorate in Public Administration from Capella University.
Capt. Sanders commanded Navy Information Operations Command Bahrain, where he served as Commander Task Group 1050.2 supporting Commander Fleet Cyber Command / C10F and Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / C5F operations.
He had the privilege of serving in a variety of challenging Information Warfare Community assignments. At Naval Security Group Activity Kunia Hawaii, he served as an Operations Watch Officer and Senior
Watch Officer. He served at Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) as the Automated Information Systems Department Head and as a Project Manager. While serving at NCWDG, he earned the DAWIA Level 2 Acquisition Qualification. He served at Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) as the Operations Officer.
Capt. Sanders staff and operational assignments include additional duty with Fleet Cyber Command, and Commander, 10th
Fleet, OPNAV Staff as the Cyber Action Officer for the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for Commander Carrier Strike Group Ten on board USS Harry S. Truman, (CVN-75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
His joint assignments include U.S. Strategic Command, Joint Functional Component Command, Network Warfare, as a Senior Battle Watch Captain, Training Officer, Operational Planning Team Lead, and as the Computer Network Operations Liaison to Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Baghdad. On the Joint Staff, he served as the Cyber and Electronic Warfare Division, Deputy Division Chief for the J39 Deputy Director Global Operations and as the Division Chief for the Information Integration Division, formally Cyber Policy, Joint Staff J5 Strategy, Plans and Policy. He recently served as the first Deputy Commander for Joint Task Force Cyber for Joint Force Headquarters Cyber - Navy.
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Joint Service Achievement Medal.