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Cmdr. Chelsey L. Zwicker

Director, Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii N3J Department

16 June 2021
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VIRIN: 210622-N-RY136-1001
Cmdr. Chelsey Zwicker is a native of Wyoming, Pa., and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2005 with an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering.  Upon commissioning, she was selected for naval aviation.  In October 2006, she transferred to the Cryptologic Warfare Community. 

After completing Naval Information Operations Basic Course, she reported to Naval Information Operations Command (NIOC) Maryland in November 2006. CDR Zwicker was assigned to the National Threat Operations Center as an exercise and plans officer.  She earned her Information Operations qualification and her Masters in Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College.

In September 2010, Cmdr. Zwicker reported to NIOC Bahrain.  She was the N6 Department Head and Legal Officer before deploying to Al’Udeid, Air Force base as part of the NIOC Bahrain Detachment from November 2010 - July 2011 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Maritime Support Operations in the Arabian Gulf.  During her deployment, Cmdr. Zwicker was the Officer in Charge of the detachment.  Returning to NIOC Bahrain, she served as the N3 Operations Officer and Acting Executive Officer.  While stationed at NIOC Bahrain, Cmdr. Zwicker qualified as a Communications Evaluator and earned her Naval Information Operations Warfare Pin, and Naval Flight Observer Pin. 

In November 2011, Cmdr. Zwicker transferred to OPNAV N13F, the Navy Foreign Language Office.  During this tour, Cmdr. Zwicker served as the Action Officer liaison to N2N6 and was the plank owner and program manager of the Asia Pacific Hands Program. While transferring, she completed the Information Warfare Mid-Career Course.

In November 2014, she reported to Naval Information Dominance Forces Command as the Flag Aide and deputy Executive Agent to the Commander.  During this tour, she completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) level 1.

In June 2016, Cmdr. Zwicker reported to Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet and served as the STO chief, deputy SAPCO, IO and EW leads, Space Operations Officer and Fleet OPSEC Program Manager.  During this tour, she earned her Command Qualification letter, Battle Watch Commander Qualification, Joint IO planner’s certification and Space Cadre VS5 and VS6 Qualification.

In January 2019, she detached FCC/C10F and completed JPME 2, in May 2019 she reported to Navy Information Operations Detachment, Kaneohe Bay as the Officer in Charge.  She led space training for NIOC Hawaii and disestablished NIOD Kaneohe Bay in July 2020.

In April 2020, she reported to Carrier Strike Group Eleven as the DIWC for Integrated Fires.  She served during NIMITZ Strike Group’s unprecedented 11-month 2020-2021 deployment.  |  Navy.MIL  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  | 
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