LCDR Andrew Slack, USN
LCDR Andrew Slack was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a B.S. in General Science. Following graduation and commissioning as a Naval Aviator, he was assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL as a student aviator. Upon completion of aviation preflight indoctrination (API), LCDR Slack was assigned to NAS Corpus Christi, TX for Basic Flight training. Halfway through the program, he was found medically unqualified to continue training and was selected to be a Naval Cryptologic Officer. After completion of the Naval Cryptologic Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to Naval Security Group Activity, Fort Meade where he was part of the Computer Network Defense group that eventually became the watch floor for the National Threat Operations Center (NTOC) at the National Security Agency.
In the winter of 2007, he reported to Naval Postgraduate School to earn a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, which he completed in the Spring of 2009.
LCDR Slack’s next duty station was CVN-76, USS RONALD REAGAN out of San Diego. He completed two tours to the Western Pacific and Middle East on board the REAGAN while serving as the Ship’s Signals Exploitation Space (SSES) Division Officer, Assistant Intelligence Officer, Supplementary Plot (SUPPLOT) Watch Officer, and QUEBEC Module Watch Officer.
His next assignment found him at the Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) in the summer of 2011. Here he served as the Experimentation, Testing, and Integration Department Head and Legal Officer.
In March of 2014, LCDR Slack reported to USNA’s Center for Cyber Security Studies as a military instructor.
His personal decorations include Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).