FORT MEADE, Md. –
The U.S. Senate confirmed Michael S. Rogers for appointment in the U.S. Navy to the grade of Admiral March 31. Rogers will take command of U.S. Cyber Command and also assume responsibility of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) April 2. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over a ceremony Friday at which Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander relinquished command of U.S. Cyber Command and responsibility for NSA/CSS.
Rogers will turn over command of the Navy's Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet to Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe during a ceremony April 2. Rogers brings experience from a number of intelligence and cryptologic positions, including the Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Pacific Command.