Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station
Commander Christopher D. Eng
Commanding Officer
Information Warfare Training Command
Corry Station

Commanding Officer

Cmdr. Christopher D. Eng was commissioned as a submarine officer through Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1998, graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in computer science. He transferred to cryptology and information warfare in 2002.

His operational assignments include duty as the main propulsion assistant and assistant weapons officer aboard USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from 2001 to 2002; as fleet signals intelligence warfare officer and Ship's Signal Exploitation Space division officer on the staff of U.S. 7th Fleet, aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, from 2005 to 2007; and as a tactical information operations officer with Naval Special Warfare Special Reconnaissance Activity 1 from 2007 to 2010, deploying with Naval Special Warfare Squadron 7 to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 as the N3X targeting officer and Cross Functional Troop 7 commander.

Ashore, his assignments include duty as a senior watch officer, subsurface direct support officer and operational requirements staff officer at Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii from 2002 to 2005; and as executive officer of Navy Information Operations Command Menwith Hill, U.K. from 2010 to 2012. During his most recent assignment at U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC), Eng held positions as chief of the Cyber Analysis Group with additional duty as the intelligence lead for the USPACOM Joint Cyber Center from 2012 to 2014 and as deputy chief of China Division from 2014 to 2015. He held the collateral duty of USPACOM JIOC Navy Element commander from 2013 to 2014.

Eng assumed command of the Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station in September 2015.

His military decorations include a Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal and Naval and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), along with various campaign and unit awards.

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Lieutenant Commander Phillip L. Hickman, Jr.
Executive Officer
Information Warfare Training Command
Corry Station

Executive Officer

Lt. Cmdr. Hickman, a native of Paola, Kan., attended boot camp at Great Lakes in 1998 and then completed Cryptologic Technician Technical "A" School in Pensacola, Fla., followed by Classic Wizard “C” School at Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Winter Harbor, Maine. He graduated from Regis University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla. He also holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

He began his cryptologic career as a technical electronic intelligence signals analyst at NSGA Denver, Col. As an officer, he served as a global targets watch officer on the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) National Security Operations Center watch floor and an action officer in NSA’s Integrated Broadcast Service Support Office, while at NSGA Fort George G. Meade, Md.; as electronic warfare officer aboard USS Porter (DDG 78), where he deployed as part of Surface Strike Group 06-1; as cryptologic carry-on program functional manager in U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s N2/39 directorate; as cryptologic resource coordinator, signals intelligence collection manager, and naval activities control officer for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/ 5th Fleet; as associate director for S2 transnational issues at NSA/CSS Georgia , completing a Joint Duty Assignment List (JDAL) tour; and as N3 fleet operations officer, a fleet milestone billet, at Navy Information Operations Command Georgia.

He reported as executive officer, Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station in August 2016.

His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).

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CTRCM(SW) Eddy Mejias
Senior Enlisted Leader
Information Warfare Training Command
Corry Station

Senior Enlisted Leader

CTRCM(SW) Eddy Mejias was born in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1968. After graduating from high school in 1986, he entered the Navy in May 1988.

Following Recruit Training, Mejias completed basic Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) “A” school and reported to Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Clark (1989-1991), Republic of the Philippines, as a Direct Support Augmentee to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) and was promoted to Cryptologic Technician Collection 3rd Class. His next duty station was NSGA Rota (1991-1993), Spain where he worked the High-Frequency Direction-Finding (HFDF) mission. Transferring as Second Class Petty Officer, Mejias, then worked the counter-drug mission at NSGA Key West (1993-1996) at the Cyptologic Shore Support Activity.

In May of 1996 Mejias reported for duty onboard USS Hue City (CG 66) (1996-1999) for a successful afloat tour that resulted in advancement to First Class Petty Officer, and he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare qualification and gained the leadership experience of being a leading petty officer (LPO) at sea. His follow on tour was to NSGA Fort Meade, Md., (1999-2002), where he excelled in the Russian Military Analysis Center (RMAC) and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 2000.

From 2002-2003, Mejias completed a tour as Operations Watch Chief for Special U.S. Liaison Activity (SUSLAK), South Korea Naval Security Group Detachment (NSGD) Seoul. He then transferred to NSGA/Navy Information Operations command (NIOC) Pensacola (2003-2007) where he established the watchfloor for cyber operations.

In 2007, he transferred to his second afloat tour onboard USS Lassen (DDG 82), forward deployed naval forces (FDNF) Yokosuka, Japan. Within two months of arriving he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and assumed duties as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO). Mejias led Lassen through Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), multiple bi-lateral and real-world operations, and three accelerated training cycles.

In June 2010, he reported to Naval Education Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Pensacola N3 (Navy Advancement Center) for duties as a Military Exam Writer for the Cryptologic rates. Promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer in May 2011, he assumed the duties of NETPDC Command Master Chief from April 2012 to October 2013 where he played a key role in shaping enlisted advancement plans and policies as well as executing three Navy-wide advancement cycles. On January 13, 2014, he reported for duty on board Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry station as the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for N72. On April 14, 2014, he assumed the duties as the Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station Station SEL.

Master Chief Mejias’ personal awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, (2) Joint Service Commendation Medals, (3) Navy Commendation Medals, (3) Navy Achievement Medals, and various service and campaign medals and ribbons.

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