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David Simpson (U.S. armed forces)

Rear Admiral David G. Simpson
Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Forces-Iraq

Rear Admiral David  G. Simpson

Rear Admiral Dave Simpson is deputy chief of staff, Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. He is the executive agent responsible for the integration and coordination of command, control, communications and computers within the Iraqi theater of operations. As the lead information systems officer in Iraq, he synchronizes strategic-level communications for the commanding general, Multi-National Forces-Iraq.

He received a Masters degree in Space Systems Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School and was assigned to Naval Space Command as the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Plans and Policy Officer, developing Navy requirements for future MILSATCOM Programs.

He served as the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) officer for Commander, Naval Forces Korea, responsible for C3/IT operations for U.S. Naval forces in and around Korea from 1997 to 1999. Assigned next as the Combat Systems Department head for USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), he deployed to the Persian Gulf during Y2K supporting Operation Southern Watch and led the aircraft carrier technical evaluation of the Cooperative Engagement Capability. He previously served on USS Meyerkord (FF 1058), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board.

He assumed command of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Puerto Rico, in 2001 with responsibility for multi-national naval communication detachments throughout the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility. His command was selected for the Communications and IT Excellence "Battle E" and Defense Information Systems Agency Global Information Grid awards. After his command tour, he was assigned to Naval Military Personnel Command as the head detailer for the Navy's Information Professional community.

From 2004 to 2006, he was the U.S. Strategic Command representative to the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and the deputy J6 for USEUCOM responsible for Joint & Combined C3/IT operations in Europe and Africa.

He served as the assistant chief of staff for Communications and Information Systems from 2006 to 2007 for the U.S. 7th Fleet with responsibility for Joint and Combined Fleet Networks in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

From 2007 to 2009 he was the director of Navy Networks (N6N) for the deputy chief of Naval Operations, Communication Networks (N6) responsible for Navy network capability development and integration, Joint and Navy requirements development, and resource programming.

Simpson's personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 Awards), Defense Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 Awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Copernicus Award for career achievement in C4I.

With thanks to Dana Simpson-Stokes, Class of '76 for this authorized source: