Vice Admiral Rogers is a native of Chicago and attended Auburn University, graduating in 1981 and receiving his commission via the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Originally a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO), he was selected for redesignation to Cryptology (now Information Warfare) in 1986.
He assumed his present duties as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, Commander, U.S. TENTH Fleet in September 2011. Since becoming a flag officer in 2007, VADM Rogers has also been the Director for Intelligence for both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command.
Duties afloat have included service at the unit level as a SWO aboard USS Caron (DD 970), at the strike group level as the senior cryptologist on the staff of Commander, Carrier Group Two/John F. Kennedy Carrier Strike Group and at the numbered fleet level on the staff of Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet embarked in USS Lasalle (AGF 3) as the Fleet Information Operations (IO) Officer and Fleet cryptologist. He has also led cryptologic direct support missions aboard U.S. submarines and surface units in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean.
Ashore, VADM Rogers commanded Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine (1998-2000); and has served at Naval Security Group Department, NAVCOMSTA Rota, Spain, Naval Military Personnel Command, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the Bureau of Personnel as the Cryptologic Junior Officer Detailer, and Commander Naval Security Group Command as Aide and Executive Assistant (EA) to the commander.
VADM Rogers’ joint service both afloat and ashore has been extensive and prior to becoming a flag officer, he served at U.S. Atlantic Command, CJTF 120 Operation Support Democracy (Haiti), Joint Force Maritime Component Commander, Europe, and the Joint Staff. His Joint Staff duties (2003-2007) included leadership of the J3 Computer Network Attack/Defense and IO Operations shops, EA to the J3, EA to two Directors of the Joint Staff, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of the Chairman’s Action Group and a leader of the JCS Joint Strategic Working Group.
Admiral Rogers is a distinguished graduate of the National War College and a graduate of highest distinction from the Naval War College. He is also an MIT Seminar XXI Fellow and holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.
Updated: 18 September 2012