Information Professional Plankowner Retires After 29 Years of Service
By MC2 William Sykes, FCC/C10F Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – CAPT James Mills retired, April 26, after a Navy career of 29 years in a traditional ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.
VADM Matthew Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (IW) and Director of Naval Intelligence; VADM Nancy Norton, Director; Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN); and VADM Timothy “T.J.” White, Commander, Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet; spoke at the ceremony.
Mills, a cryptologic officer, retired as the special assistant for Information Warfare, Chief of Naval Operations (N2/N6), where he worked to develop future Navy IWC implementation initiatives and opportunities at sea for Navy IW Officers. He also served as FCC/10F Chief of Staff.
Mills is a native of Filer, ID, a graduate of the University of Arizona. He earned a master’s degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School and at the U.S. Navy War College. He also was the Navy’s first Federal Executive Fellow to Carnegie Mellon University.
Kohler awarded Mills the Legion of Merit (Gold Star in lieu of the Fourth Award).
FCC is responsible for Navy information network operations, offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, space operations and signals intelligence. Comprised of over 14,000 Sailors, Reservists and civilians stationed across the world, C10F is the operational arm of FCC and executes its mission through a task force structure similar to other warfare commanders.