Commander Zachary D. McKeehan

Cmdr. McKeehan, a native of Central Point, Oregon, enlisted in the Navy in September 1990 as a fire control technician. His enlisted tours include USS Nevada (SSBN 733), Trident Intermediate Maintenance Facility and USS Georgia (SSBN 729) in Bangor, Washington. In November 2000, he commissioned as a Navy cryptologic warfare officer through Officer Candidate School. As an undergraduate, he studied computer science at Chapman University and received a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, with a focus on machine learning, autonomous systems, and software engineering.
 

McKeehan’s operational and afloat assignments as a cryptologic warfare officer include Naval Security Group Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, where he served as a subsurface direct support element officer and as the division officer for the Maritime Cryptologic Database Facility; USS Lassen (DDG 82) and USS Howard (DDG 83) as the information warfare officer and electronic warfare officer; U.S. 3rd Fleet in the information operations cell and flag aide; Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command as the information warfare coordinator on the mine warfare battle staff; deputy commander of Task Group 1030.2; executive officer of Navy Information Operations Command San Diego; team lead of the 506 Cyber Combat Mission Team while serving concurrently in the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Forward Element/Cyberspace Operations Integrated Planning Element as the pacific defensive cyberspace operations director for the U.S. Indio Pacific Command theater; deputy commander of Task Force 1070; and executive officer of Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii.
 

McKeehan assumed command of Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station in July 2019.

In addition to various campaign, service, and unit awards, McKeehan’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards).

 

Last Updated: 14 October 2020

 
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