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Chief Staff Officer



Chief Staff Officer


CDR Kristian P. Kearton enlisted in the Navy as a Quarter Master in 1990 and helped commission the USS ASHLAND (LSD-48).  He is reporting from the Naval War College (NWC) where he graduated with a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Previous tours include: N6A/KM for CCSG11; OIC NCTL Detachment Rota, SP; N6/C4I for COMDESRON 50; Chief Information Assurance (IA) Officer in charge of USPACOM’s Head Quarters Network Defense Branch, Certification and Accreditation Branch, Theater IA and Training Branch, and IA for Network Operations in the Theater Network Operations Center; Plans and Exercise Officer Naval Ocean Processing Facility Whidbey Island; Navigation Department Head USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD 39); and Repair Division Officer and Damage Control Officer USS ANTIETAM (CG 54).

Additionally, CDR Kearton earned a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and Bachelor’s of Science in Weapons System Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.  

Professional certifications include: Computer Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3), Experienced Computer Forensics Examiner (ECFE), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and several other computer security related certifications.  

Personal military awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Navy Superior Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medals, and Navy Achievement Medals.  Personal and team awards include 5th Annual AFCEA DC Armed Forces Leadership Award, 2010 and 2011 Outstanding GIG Facility of the Year Awards, 2010 and 2011 OSCAR Awards, 2006 Regional Distinguished Young AFCEAN Award, and 2005 Excellence in Federal Government – Team Award.