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Force Master Chief

(Information Dominance Warfare/

Surface Warfare/Submarines)

Steven S. Giordano

Master Chief Giordano, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, enlisted in the Navy in June 1989. Following completion of basic training at RTC, Orlando, Florida, he reported to Naval Technical Training Center Pensacola, Florida where he completed the Cryptologic Technician Technical Entry Level ELINT course.

Upon graduation, he reported to FAIRECONRON ONE (VQ-1) Agana, Guam serving as a Signals Analyst and Reporter and completed an operational deployment to NSGD Bahrain in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. After serving four years at VQ-1, Master Chief Giordano received orders to NSGA Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While assigned, he completed numerous operational deployments aboard Pacific Fleet combatants and earned his Submarine Warfare designation.

His next assignment was at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Fort Meade, Maryland as a Maritime Analysis Cell Analyst. In October 1999, Master Chief Giordano reported to NSGA Rota, Spain completing three operational deployments and serving aboard one allied combatant. Master Chief Giordano then reported to the Center for Naval Leadership Pensacola, Florida for duties as the Entry Level ELINT “A” School Course Manager and LCPO. During this assignment, Master Chief Giordano was designated Master Training Specialist.

His next assignment was at Navy Information Operations Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia as the Fleet Cryptologic Augmentation Center Division Chief and Fleet Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. Master Chief Giordano graduated from the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy Class 133 and reported on staff as a faculty advisor in September 2007. Master Chief Giordano then reported to the USS McCLUSKY (FFG 41) as Command Master Chief and earned his Surface Warfare designation. In December 2010, Master Chief Giordano assumed the duties a Command Master Chief Navy Information Operations Command Colorado earning his Information Dominance Warfare. In December of 2012, Master Chief Giordano assumed the position as the second Force Master Chief for Navy Cyber Forces.

His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (7 awards), and various unit and campaign awards and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and is a Keystone graduate from the National Defense University.