Filipowski named director of intelligence at cyber command

2012_10_seanfilipowski Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski

Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski will be assigned as the director of intelligence for the U.S. Cyber Command, the Navy announced on Monday.

Filipowski currently services as the deputy director of operations at the U.S. Cyber Command.


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert announced the other flag officer assignments:

  • Rear Adm. (lower half) Randall M. Hendrickson, will be assigned as program executive, Aegis BMD, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Va.  Hendrickson is currently serving as deputy director, Missile Defense Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.
  • Rear Adm. (lower half) Kevin J. Kovacich, will be assigned as commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve, Norfolk, Va.  Kovacich is currently serving as associate director, Assessment Division, N81D, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC.
  • Rear Adm. (lower half) Michael C. Manazir, who has been selected for the rank of rear admiral, will be assigned as commander, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nev.  Manazir is currently serving as commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight, Norfolk, Va.

Filipowski’s bio:

Rear Adm. Filipowski, a native of New Jersey, graduated and was commissioned in 1982 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He subsequently graduated from the Naval War College in 1994.

Originally a Submarine Strategic Weapons System officer, he served his initial assignment in USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636), followed by duty at commander Submarine Squadron 18. In 1987, he was re-designated as a special duty officer (Cryptology), now information warfare officer.

Shore assignments have included U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Misawa, Japan as a division officer, assistant department head, and as the executive officer; the National Security Agency; the Naval Network Warfare Command; and, as the Director for Electronic and Cyber Warfare on the OPNAV Information Dominance Staff.

Operational assignments have included commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet Staff; commander Carrier Group 7 staff, embarked in USS Nimitz, which deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operations Southern Watch and Vigilant Sentinel; the Joint Special Operations Command where he deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Aviano, Italy in support of Operation Joint Guard; and commander 7th Fleet Staff, embarked in USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), which deployed throughout the Western Pacific.

He commanded both U.S. Naval Security Group Activity Yokosuka, Japan and Navy Information Operations Command Georgia.

He is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Operations at U.S. Cyber Command.

He holds various decorations and awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, two awards of the Legion of Merit, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

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