A native of New York City, Rear Adm. Becker received his commission upon graduating from Boston University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Project Management from the George Washington University and has completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Fellows program.
Becker’s operational assignments include deployments in Electronic Warfare (EW) as an EA-6B Electronic Counter Measures Officer and as a plank-owner of Joint CREW Composite Squadron 1, bringing EW into the Counter-IED fight.
His acquisition assignments include serving as a major program manager for a National Security space system at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He also served as the commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Space Field Activity; as the chief engineer for the Integrated Strike Planning and Execution Systems Program Office; as the lead communications systems engineer for a National Security space system; and as the deputy PEO for Enterprise Information Systems (EIS). In July 2013, he assumed his present duties as PEO C4I and PEO Space Systems.
He has been recognized as the Department of the Navy’s Acquisition Professional of the Year and the Intelligence Community Major Program Manager of the Year. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the NRO Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.