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Commander Joseph A. Houser

Executive Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego


Commander Joseph A. Houser, U.S. Navy, assumed the role of Executive Officer at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, San Diego, on 10 May 2019.

Commander Houser is a native of El Paso, TX, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2001.  Incurring a degree in Mathematics he commissioned as a Naval Flight Officer and received his wings as an E-2C Hawkeye Flight Officer in 2003.

His first assignment was in Norfolk, VA, with VAW-123 Screwtops from 2004-2007.  He deployed aboard USS ENTERPRISE CVN65 and supported Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  He served as the Aircraft Division Officer and Public Affairs Officer.   
CDR Houser then reported to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific from 2007-2010.  Supporting the E-2C Hawkeye mission computer software development program, he served as the Fleet Liaison for the Hawkeye community.  Additionally, he stood up the role of the Ballistic Missile Defense C4I Operations Officer and served as a test agent for the Missile Defense Agency.
In 2009, he laterally transferred to the Information Professional Community and attended the Naval Postgraduate School earning a degree in Space Systems Operations from 2010-2012. 
Upon graduation he reported to Pascagoula, MS, aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit AMERICA LHA6 and served as the Combat Systems Information Officer from 2012-2015.  As a plank owner, he participated in the “AMERICA visits the Americas” sail around from Mississippi to homeport San Diego with various stops throughout South America.
CDR Houser then proceeded to United States Strategic Command Joint Force Global Strike in Omaha, NE, from 2015-2018 as an Information Operations planner in the JF39 office.  There he completed JPMEII and obtained the Joint Qualified Officer designation. 
In 2018, he reported to Naval Information Warfare Training Group San Diego as the Director of Training, supporting Pacific Fleet assets through the Optimized Fleet Response Plan across the Information Warfare disciplines. 
CDR Houser has a Chief Information Officer certificate through the National Defense University and is Space Cadre and Acquisition qualified.  His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (3) and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2).