U. S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain
CAPT Allen L Edmiston
Captain Allen Edmiston was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (BS/EE), the Naval War College (MA), the Joint Forces Staff College, and the University of Maryland University College (MS). He joined the Navy via the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate program in 1988 and obtained a commission from Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island in 1990.
Most recently, Captain Edmiston served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Command, Control, Communications and Computer (N6) for the Commander, Naval Forces Central Command / Commander, Fifth Fleet. Prior to this tour, he served on the Joint Staff J6 as the Deputy Director Information Technology Services, Executive Assistant to the Director J6 and as an Action Officer in the GIG Assured Information Sharing Division specializing in Information Assurance.
At sea, he served on Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) as the Assistant Chief of Staff for C4 (N6), the Seventh Fleet staff as the Submarine Operations Officer, USS MARYLAND (SSBN-738)(Gold) as the Navigation and Operations Officer, and USS KEY WEST (SSN-722) as a division officer. During his sea tours he participated in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, Global War on Terrorism, counter-drug, and other carrier strike group operations around the world.
Ashore, Captain Edmiston has served as the Officer-in-Charge of the NNWC Global Network Operations Center, and as an Officer Electrical Engineering instructor at the Nuclear Power Training Command, Orlando, Florida. He is also a certified Naval Operational Planner, a Global Information Assurance Security Leader, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).Captain Edmiston is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal, along with various other personal, unit and service awards
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