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Michael S. Rogers
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, USN
Place of birth 1959/1960 (age 61–62)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1981-present
Rank US Navy O10 infobox.svg Admiral
Commands held 2010-05-14-USCYBERCOM Logo.jpg U.S. Cyber Command
Seal of the U.S. National Security Agency.svg National Security Agency
Seal of the United States Fleet Cyber Command.jpg U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
United States Tenth Fleet.jpg 10th Fleet

Michael S. Rogers (born c. 1959) is a United States Navy admiral who serves as Director, National Security Agency, Chief, Central Security Service, and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command since April 3, 2014. Prior to that, Rogers served as Commander, Tenth Fleet and Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command.[1]

Early life and education[]

Rogers is a native of Chicago, and graduated from New Trier High School in 1977.[2] He is a graduate of Auburn University (1981) and the Naval War College.[3]


Then-Vice Admiral Rogers addresses sailors at Center for Information Dominance.

Rogers received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program and has served in the United States Navy since graduating from Auburn University in 1981. He started his career working in naval gunfire support operations off Grenada, Beirut, and El Salvador.[4] In 1986, he was selected for re-designation to cryptology.[5]

During the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Rogers joined the military’s Joint Staff, which works for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he specialized in computer network attacks. From 2007 onward he served as director of intelligence for the military’s Pacific Command. In 2009 he became director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and then was named commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, with responsibility for all of the Navy’s cyberwarfare efforts.[4]

In January 2014, the Obama Administration announced Rogers nomination as director of the National Security Agency and the commander of the US offensive cyberoperations unit in the Department of Defense. Rogers succeeded General Keith B. Alexander, who served as the NSA director for nine years.[6][7][8] Although the NSA directorship does not require Senate approval, Rogers had to be confirmed by the Senate to head United States Cyber Command[9] which the Senate unanimously confirmed him for.

Military Decorations[]

On both of his official portraits, he wears the ribbons of the Defense Superior Service Medal, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, at least one award of the Navy Commendation Medal, four awards of the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Unit Commendation, three awards of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Navy "E" Ribbon, and four awards of the Navy Expeditionary Medal, as well as the Information Dominance Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, and Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badges.


  2. "New Trier’s Rogers talks about U.S. Fleet Cyber Command". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. Peterson, Andrea (October 16, 2013). "Meet the man who could be next in line to control the NSA’s spying apparatus". Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sanger, David; Shanker, Thom (30 January 2014). "N.S.A. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  5. "U.S. Navy bio". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. Nakashima, Ellen (25 January 2014). "Obama signs off on nomination of Rogers as NSA director". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  7. Sanger, David (30 January 2014). "Vice Admiral to Be Named N.S.A. Director". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  8. Hattem, Julian (30 January 2014). "Obama to name new NSA director". Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  9. Ackerman, Spencer (30 January 2014). "Vice-admiral Michael Rogers to take command of embattled NSA". Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

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