Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
U.S. 10th Fleet
Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Originally a Surface Warfare Officer, he first served as Combat Information Center Officer and Anti- submarine Warfare Officer in USS Caron (DD 970) from 1982 to1985, participating in operations off Grenada, Beirut and El Salvador, including combat naval gunfire support. Duty on the staff of the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. followed until 1986.
Subsequently designated a cryptologist (now information warfare), he reported to Naval Communication Station, Rota, Spain in 1987, serving as Electronic Warfare Officer and Direct Support Officer aboard ships and submarines in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf and participating in the initial Earnest Will reflagged tanker escorts during the Iran-Iraq war. He then served from 1990 to 1993 on the staffs of Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as head of the Cryptologic Plans, Policy, Programs and Requirements branch.
He next served as the staff cryptologist for Commander, Carrier Group Two/ John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group, conducting operations in the Baltic and as Combined Joint Task Force 120 for Operation Support Democracy (Haiti). He became the cryptologic junior officer detailer at the Bureau of Personnel in Washington, D.C. in 1995 and subsequently served as aide and executive assistant (EA) to Commander, Naval Security Group Command from 1997 to 1998 at Fort Meade, Md. Duty as Commanding Officer, Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine followed in 1998.
In 2000, he assumed the duties as Fleet Information Operations (IO) Officer and Fleet Cryptologist on the staff of Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, embarked in USS LaSalle (AGF 3) in Gaeta, Italy. The tour included contingency support to U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in the Balkans as well as Maritime Interdiction Operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He reported to the Joint Staff in 2003 and served as head of the Computer Network Attack/ Defense Branch, IO division chief, EA to the J3, EA to two directors of the Joint Staff and special assistant to chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff/ director, chairmanís action group.
He next assumed duty as the director for Intelligence (J2), U.S. Pacific Command in 2007. Duty as the Joint Chiefs of Staff director for Intelligence followed in September 2009. He assumed his current duties as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/ Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet, in September 2011.