Lt. Joe Zeiser
Lt. Joe Zeiser, a native of Warren, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan in August 2013 with a B.A. in political science. Prior to attending college, he enlisted in the Navy as a cryptologic technician interpretive (CTI) in 2004. In 2014, he was commissioned through Officer Candidate School and designated as a cryptologic warfare officer.
As a CTI, he attended the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey, California, where he studied Mandarin Chinese from January 2005 until June 2006. Upon graduation from DLI, he reported to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii and worked as a linguist and resource allocation operator for four years.
In 2010, he separated from the Navy to complete his education as a full-time student. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he was commissioned in 2014 and received orders to NIOC Maryland where he served as a subsurface direct support officer and supported five missions in multiple area of responsibilities.
In November 2017, he transferred to U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. 10th Fleet and served as a battle watch captain as well as an action officer within Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber.
His awards include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Navy Good Conduct Medal, and multiple unit awards.