Immediate Release

Flag Officer Announcement

Sept. 23, 2021

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced today that the president has made the following nomination:

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey S. Scheidt for appointment to the rank of rear admiral, while serving as senior military advisor for cyber policy to the under secretary of defense for policy; and deputy principal cyber advisor to the secretary of defense, Washington, D.C.  Scheidt is currently serving as deputy chief, Computer Network Operations, National Security Agency, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.