U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command

Emblem of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command
Active January 29, 2010 present
Country  United States of America
Branch  United States Navy
Type Naval operating force
Role Cyber operations
Part of U.S. Cyber Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Meade, Maryland, U.S.
Nickname(s) "FLTCYBER"
Vice Admiral Michael Gilday

The U.S. Fleet Cyber Command is an operating force of the United States Navy responsible for the Navy's cyber warfare programs. Tenth Fleet was reactivated 29 January 2010 as its force provider.[1] Its first commander was Vice Admiral Bernard J. McCullough III.[2] Fleet Cyber Command is the Naval component to U.S. Cyber Command. Fleet Cyber Command is an operational component of the U.S. Navy Information Dominance Corps.[3]

Mission statement

The mission of Fleet Cyber Command is to serve as central operational authority for networks, cryptologic/signals intelligence, information operations, cyber, electronic warfare, and space capabilities in support of forces afloat and ashore; to direct Navy cyberspace operations globally to deter and defeat aggression and to ensure freedom of action to achieve military objectives in and through cyberspace; to organize and direct Navy cryptologic operations worldwide and support information operations and space planning and operations, as directed; to execute cyber missions as directed; to direct, operate, maintain, secure, and defend the Navy's portion of the Global Information Grid; to deliver integrated cyber, information operations, cryptologic, and space capabilities; to deliver a global Navy cyber common operational picture; to develop, coordinate, assess, and prioritize Navy cyber, cryptologic/signals intelligence, space, information operations, and electronic warfare requirements; to assess Navy cyber readiness; to manage man, train, and equip functions associated with Navy Component Commander and Service Cryptologic Commander responsibilities; and to exercise administrative and operational control of assigned forces.


As Fleet Cyber Command, it is the Naval component to U.S. Cyber Command, the sub-unified cyber commander. As U.S. Tenth Fleet, the command provides operational support to Navy commanders worldwide, supporting information, computer, electronic warfare and space operations. In addition to joint and service reporting, the command also serves as the Navy's cryptologic commander, reporting to the Central Security Service.[4] Tenth Fleet has operational control over Navy information, computer, cryptologic, and space forces. As of September 2013 the US Navy plans to have 40 computer attack and defense teams by 2017.[5] Tenth Fleet standing forces are organized into task forces and task groups.[6][3]

See also


  1. Navy Stands Up Fleet Cyber Command, Reestablishes U.S. 10th Fleet, NNS100129-24
  2. DOD News Release 827-09
  3. 1 2 "USNA Navy Information Dominance Corps Overview" (PDF). U.S. Navy. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  4. United States Navy, Chief of Naval Operations (23 July 2009). "Fleet Cyber Command/Commander Tenth Fleet Implementation Plan, (Memorandum)" (PDF). Retrieved 18 November 2009
  5. Greenert, Admiral Jonathan (18 September 2013). "Statement Before The House Armed Services Committee On Planning For Sequestration In FY 2014 And Perspectives Of The Military Services On The Strategic Choices And Management Review" (pdf). US House of Representatives. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. "TENTH Fleet Standing Forces" (pdf). US Navy. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
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