Lt. Cmdr. Andrew J. Adams
Lt. Cmdr. Andrew J. Adams, a native of Dublin, Ohio, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2006 with a B.S. in Information Technology and a second discipline in National Security Affairs. He also holds a Master’s degree in Cyber Systems and Operations from the Naval Post-Graduate School and is an ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a qualified information warfare officer and surface warfare officer.
He began his career as a navy cyptologic warfare officer at Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii, where he led intelligence support teams aboard Los Angeles, Seawolf, and Ohio-class submarines in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM). During this tour, he also served as a senior watch officer on the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii watch floor.
Next, he served as the signals warfare officer aboard Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) completing Exercise Joint Warrior and a U.S. 6th Fleet deployment supporting NATO operations.
He also completed two tours at Fort Meade, Maryland, as a U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet planner and a Cyber National Mission Force Task Force deputy commander, where he led 500 joint service members in full spectrum cyberspace operations and intelligence analysis.
In June 2019, he reported as the Officer in Charge of Navy Information Operations Detachment, Groton. His Sailors perform fleet electronic support through equipment installation, cyber certification, and deployment of highly trained Information Warfare personnel in direct support of U.S. Navy operations.
His personal decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.