Commander Christopher F. Cigna
A native of New York, CDR Christopher F. Cigna graduated from Clarkson University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1995. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in September, 1995.
CDR Cigna’s sea duty assignments include tours as Communications Officer, Engineering Readiness Officer, and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) while assigned to Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan. He served as Combat Systems Officer in USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973), Combat Systems Officer in USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), and Executive Officer in USS MAHAN (DDG 72).
Ashore, CDR Cigna served as the Flag Aide to the Commander, Naval Surface Forces. He also served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare Directorate as Ballistic Missile Defense Requirements Officer. CDR Cigna’s most recent shore assignment was as Flag Secretary and Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command.
CDR Cigna is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College with a Master of Military Studies degree. He is also a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College.
CDR Cigna’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and service awards.