Navy Establishes Cyberspace CommandNew Command Efforts Coupled with Reestablished 10th Fleet After 65 years, the Navy has reestablished the 10th Fleet, but unlike its World War II counterpart that led anti-submarine warfare, the new one along with the newly established U.S. Fleet Cyber Command will lead the service branch's cyberspace initiatives.
Adm. Gary Roughhead, chief of naval operations, tapped Vice Adm. Bernard McCullough III to command the 10th Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command, both based at Fort Meade, Md.
According to the Navy, the Fleet Cyber Command is responsible for global Navy cyberspace operations designed to deter and defeat aggression and to ensure freedom of action to achieve military objectives in and through cyberspace. McCullough is also tasked with organizing and directing Navy cryptologic operations worldwide, supporting information operations and space planning and operations.
"Cyberspace is a unique domain with a totally different set of challenges," McCullough said. "To operate successfully in this newly defined domain the Navy must first think differently about cyberspace operations. This world travels at the speed of light and requires real time command and control. We must ensure seamless alignment and integration with fleet operations."