Mr. Christopher Page began his present assignment, his second as a Senior Executive, as Naval Intelligence Activity’s (NIA) Command Information Officer (CIO) and the Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Senior Expert for Special Compartmented Information Systems in May 2017. In that position, he is primarily responsible for the effective, secure, and efficient planning and execution of Information Technology (IT), Information Management, and Information Assurance operations by NIA for itself, its subordinate commands, the broader Naval Intelligence enterprise, and that enterprise’s global network of mission partners.
Prior to becoming a Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) in 2014, Mr. Page served for more than twenty-six years as an active duty Navy officer. Commissioned in 1988 at University of Virginia’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit, he began his service as a Surface Warfare Officer and then became an Intelligence Officer. Sea tours included duties as a Midshipman on USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN-627) and TRUXTUN (CGN-35), Combat Information Center Officer on USS REID (FFG-30), and Intelligence Officer on USS PELELIU (LHA-5) and RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76). Shore tours involved duties as a Systems Requirements and Plans Officer for European Command’s Joint Analysis Center, Project Manager within the Joint Deployable Intelligence Support Systems (JDISS) Program Office, Collection Manager for Central Command, Program Manager of JDISS, Commanding Officer of Hopper Information Services Center, and Navy’s Deputy Director of Assured Command and Control.
After becoming a DISL, Mr. Page served first as Navy’s Director of Assured Command and
Control on the OPNAV staff and then as the Office of Naval Intelligence’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Command, Control, and Communications (N6)/CIO.
Mr. Page earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Virginia in 1988 and a master’s degree (with honors) in IT Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1996. He is the recipient Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's Award for Meritorious Service to the Intelligence Community, Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Award for Academic and Leadership Excellence in the Field of IT Management, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Naval and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Command (Ashore) Pin, Information Warfare Officer Qualification Pin, Updated 5-17 Surface Warfare Officer Qualification Pin, Enlisted Submariner Qualification Pin, and Fleet Ballistic Missile Deterrent Patrol Pin. He is a member of the Naval Intelligence Professionals and Association for Computing Machinery.