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Jan E. Tighe

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Born  September 16, 1962 (age 58) Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Vice Admiral Jan E. Tighe, USN, is Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/Director of Naval Intelligence.

Jan Tighe was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and raised in Plantation, Florida. Tighe is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as a cryptologist. She studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute. She graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in 2001 with a doctorate in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics.

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Tighe’s previous tours include duty with Naval Security Group Activities in Florida, Virginia, Japan, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 and Naval Information Warfare Activity. She also had staff assignments on the Headquarters of the Pacific Fleet, Naval Security Group, Naval Network Warfare Command; and served as executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Tighe commanded more than 2,800 multi-service and multi-agency personnel at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii in Kunia.

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As a flag officer, Tighe served as commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet; U.S. Cyber Command Deputy J3; Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) N2N6 director, Decision Superiority; Naval Postgraduate School interim president; and deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet.

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In July 2016, she assumed duties the deputy chief of naval operations for Information Warfare, and the 66th director of Naval Intelligence.

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Tighe wears both the information warfare pin and Naval Aviation Observer wings, earned while deployed as an airborne special evaluator aboard VQ-1 EP-3E aircraft in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

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Tighe has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Strike/Flight Air Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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Tighe is a member of the Acquisition Professionals Community and holds a Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in program management.


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