CDR Adam Lyons
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam
CDR Lyons is a California native, born in La Mesa and raised in San Dimas. He is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
As a Surface Warfare Officer, CDR Lyons’ assignments included: Computer Systems Officer to Commander, SEVENTH Fleet; Gunnery Officer, Auxiliaries Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant, and Assistant Engineer aboard USS HEWITT (DD 966); Assistant Operations Officer USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) and Naval Education & Training Center (NETC), Newport where he laterally transferred to the Information Professional Community.
As an Information Professional, his initial assignment was to Naval Education & Training Center, Newport followed by Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC). While assigned to NWDC, CDR Lyons was part of the Concept Development & Experimentation department and led innovative efforts in the areas of information & knowledge management, command and control and advanced networking.
CDR Lyons’ O4 milestone tour was as the Flag Communications Officer/Deputy N6 in Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE embarked on USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) in Bremerton, Washington. During his tour he completed a deployment in support of Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. This included communications planning and execution for two Carrier Strike Groups and combined operations with the French Navy.
He then went to NORAD & USNORTHCOM as Chief, Theater Communications Support in charge of satellite communications, Joint Frequency Management Office-North, and communications security. He provided critical Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) support to contingencies including Hurricane Ike and Gustav, all National Special Security Events, and theater engagement events with Mexico and Canada.
CDR Lyons arrives at NCTS Guam from his O5 operational tour at Commander, Naval Forces Europe, Commander, Naval Forces Africa, and Commander, SIXTH Fleet as the Deputy Director of Communications and Information Systems (N6).
CDR Lyons is qualified as an Advanced Information Professional, Information Dominance Warfare Officer and Joint Service Officer. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign decorations. Additionally, he graduated with honors from University of Maryland with a M.S. in Management Information Systems, and with distinction from the Naval War College earning a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies.