Saxon is a 1999 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, earning his Bachelor of
Science in General Science. He has earned
a Master of Science in Space Systems Operations from the Naval Postgraduate
School in 2008 and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from The
Eisenhower School in 2018.
Commander Saxon completed Surface Warfare
Officer School at Naval Station Newport after receiving his commission. He served aboard USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41)
as the Communications Officer and EKMS Manager and USS John F Kennedy (CV-67)
as the Second Division Officer. He served
ashore at Regional Support Group Mayport as the Shipboard Availability
Coordinator. He laterally transferred to
the Informational Professional Community in 2004.
Commander Saxon’s operational assignments
include Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications (N6) at Expeditionary
Strike Group 7/Commander Task Force 76.
He also served as Electronics Material Officer/Combat Information Systems
Officer aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5), where he attained a Tactical Action Officer
qualification. He volunteered for GWOT
support assignment to Afghanistan and served as the Communications Current
Operations Officer at NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security
Transition Command - Afghanistan. During
this tour he was hand selected to become the Commanding General’s
Communications Officer and established the Commanding General’s mobile
Commander Saxon’s shore assignments
include Officer in Charge of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Strategic
Communication Unit. He also served in
the Plans, Policy and Strategy division at USCYBERCOM, Communications
Department Head (N6) at Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, and as an Action
Officer and Watch Officer at Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations.
Commander Saxon is a qualified Information
Warfare Officer and Surface Warfare Officer.
He maintains the Additional Qualification Designation of Joint Qualified
Officer and Space Cadre.
Commander Saxon decorations include the
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Joint
Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and
Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other unit, campaign and service