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Commanding Officer  |  Executive Officer  |  Command Master Chief

CDR Andrew R. Dittmer
NCTS Naples Executive Officer

Andrew Dittmer is a native of West Des Moines, IA.  He received his commission in 1997 from the U.S. Naval Academy.  CDR Dittmer’s initial operational assignment was on the staff of  the Commander, Carrier Air Wing TWO, embarked in USS CONSTELLATION as the command’s Information Systems Officer.  During this time he deployed to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf.
Follow-on operational tours include assignment to the International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan as Chief, Afghan Cyber Defense Cell, and to the staff of Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet, Yokosuka, Japan as Deputy Fleet N6.
Other tours include duty on the staff of Commander, Submarine Group NINE, Bangor WA as Chief Information Officer, assignment to U.S. Strategic Command, Omaha NE as a Cyber and Space planner, and assignment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels, Belgium as a cyber defense policy and configuration control officer.
CDR Dittmer holds a Bachelors degree in Naval Architecture, a Masters degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Space Systems Operations, and a Masters degree from the Naval War College in National Security Studies.  CDR Dittmer possesses multiple information/cyber security and space systems subspecialties and is designated as a Joint Qualified Officer.