Cmdr. Anthony T. Saxon
Cmdr. Anthony T. Saxon is a 1999 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, earning his Bachelor of Science in general science. He has earned a Master of Science in space systems operations from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2008 and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School in 2018.
Cmdr. Saxon completed surface warfare officer school at Naval Station Newport after receiving his commission. He served aboard USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) as the communications officer and EKMS manager and USS John F Kennedy (CV 67) as the second division officer. He served ashore at Regional Support Group Mayport as the shipboard availability coordinator. He laterally transferred to the informational professional (IP) community in 2004.
Cmdr. Saxon’s operational assignments include assistant chief of staff for communications (N6) at Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 and Commander Task Force (CTF) 76. He also served as the electronics material officer/combat information systems officer aboard USS Bataan (LHD 5), where he attained a tactical action officer qualification. He volunteered for Global War on Terrorism support assignment to Afghanistan and served as the communications current operations officer at NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan. During this tour he was hand selected to become the commanding general’s communications officer and established the commanding general’s mobile communications team.
Cmdr. Saxon’s shore assignments include officer in charge of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Strategic Communication Unit. He also served in the plans, policy and strategy division at U.S. Cyber Command, communications department head (N6) at Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC), and as an action officer and watch officer at Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations.
Cmdr. Saxon is a qualified information warfare officer and surface warfare officer. He maintains the additional qualification designation of joint qualified officer and Space Cadre.
Commander Saxon decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other unit, campaign and service awards.