Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach
Commanding Officer: Commander Andrew W. Boyden

Commanding Officer Commander Boyden, hailing from Galesburg, Illinois, graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 2000. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Science in Defense Analysis (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict curriculum).

His operational tours include service as the intelligence officer for Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, including a deployment aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; and as the intelligence officer for Naval Special Warfare Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron 3 at Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has deployed to Afghanistan, the Middle East, and the Horn of Africa in support of naval and joint force operations, including as a joint task force director of intelligence (J2) on multiple occasions.

His shore assignments include North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command as an intelligence analyst and briefer in the Intelligence Directorate ; Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot as a watch officer and briefer; and Naval Information Forces as the intelligence mission manager.

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

Executive Officer: Commander Robert A. Clarady

Executive Officer Commander Robert Clarady is a 1998 graduate of the University Of Notre Dame, where he received a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry while attending college on a Naval ROTC scholarship. Initially commissioned as a surface warfare officer, he laterally transferred to the Information Professional community in 2003.

His afloat tours include USS Trenton (LPD 14) as the electrical officer; USS Monterey (CG 61) as the combat information center officer; George Washington Battle Group as the naval liaison officer; Destroyer Squadron 2 as the staff communications officer; and Expeditionary Strike Group 2 as the C5I officer.

Ashore, Clarady served at Texas Maritime Academy as an instructor and officer in charge; OPNAV N81 Assessments Division as a C4ISR capabilities analyst; Supreme Allied Command Transformation as executive assistant to DCOS Strategic Plans and Policy; and Navy Cyber Forces as an information assurance staff officer. He also deployed to Afghanistan as part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters CJ6 and later ISAF Joint Command headquarters CJ6 staff.

He holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information System Management from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honor Society.

Clarady currently serves as executive officer for the Information Warfare Training Command in Virginia Beach, Va.

His personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and several campaign and service medals.

Senior Enlisted Advisor: ISCM (SW/AW) Danny K. Leek

Senior Enlisted Leader Master Chief Leek, a native of Newburgh, Ind., graduated in 1993 from Castle High School and attended boot camp at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. He completed Job Oriented Basic Skills Strand II Operations, Millington, Tenn.; Intelligence Specialist (IS) “A” School, Dam Neck, Va.; and IS Strike “C” School.

At sea, he served aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as Operations department OZ division work center supervisor, where he was responsible for the daily maintenance of all intelligence spaces and equipment; USS Saipan (LHA 2) as leading petty officer, leading chief petty officer (LCPO), division officer and assistant intelligence officer; and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as OZ division LCPO for over 30 intelligence specialists, as well as assistant LCPO for the Operations department.

His shore tours include service with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet intelligence (N2) staff, where he was responsible for the daily operation of the Automated Merchant Reporting System and upkeep of nine country sites, including hardware and software setups and training; Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, as the IS “A” School LCPO; Defense Intelligence Agency as the Navy Element Command Master Chief, and the senior enlisted advisor to the Human Capital directorate and the Human Capital military branch; and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as the force intelligence specialist.

He was promoted to master chief petty officer in May 2010. He received his associate degree in liberal arts from Saint Leo University and his bachelor’s degree from American Military University. Additionally, he earned his enlisted surface warfare specialist and enlisted aviation warfare specialist qualifications.

Master Chief Leek reported as senior enlisted leader for Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach in July 2016.

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