CDR Christina M. Hicks
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam
CDR Hicks is a native of Alabama where she earned an undergraduate degree in Professional Physics from the University of North Alabama in 2000. She also holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University and a Master of Space Systems Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School.
After receiving her commission through Officer Candidate School, CDR Hicks reported to the USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) as the Combat Information Center Officer and earned her Surface Warfare Officer designation. She then served on the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer where she deployed to the North Atlantic during SUMMER PULSE ’04 and qualified Nuclear Engineering Officer.
After a lateral transfer to the Information Professional community, she served on the Chief of Naval Operations staff in Washington, D.C. as the Joint Net Centric Operations Section Chief in N81. She then served at U.S. Strategic Command as the Military Ultra High Frequency Strategic Satellite Communications Manager. While there, she earned her designation as Information Dominance Warfare Officer and was selected and served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commander.
CDR Hicks returned to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as the Combat Systems Information Officer and deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. At U.S. Central Command, she was the Executive Officer to the Director of Command and Control Communications and Computer Systems, J6, and the Chief of Operations for the Joint Cyber Center. She then served as the Operations Officer at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic. CDR Hicks is currently the Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam.
She was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), and Navy Achievement Medal (2) in addition to other unit and campaign awards. She also received the 2009 Admiral William Adger Moffett Space Systems Award for her contributions to the application of emerging space technologies and the 2015 Sparky Baird Award for the outstanding SIGNAL Magazine article of the year.