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    Navy Information Operations Command Texas Change of Command

    NIOC Texas Change of Command

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    Story by Ensign Nathan Winn 

    Navy Information Operations Command Texas

    Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas - Capt. Errol Laumann relieved Capt. Owen Schoolsky as Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Texas commanding officer, during a ceremony at Arnold Hall Community Center on Lackland Air Force Base, May 21.
    Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, Vice Adm. Ross A. Myers served as the guest speaker and offered remarks about the Change of Command.
    “Changes of Command are truly bittersweet; they mix the achievement of what has been with the promise of what is to come. Today, one of our top-notch cyber warfare units says goodbye to one commanding officer and welcome a new leader.”
    Myers went on to highlight Schoolsky’s career achievements under and thank him for his leadership.
    “Capt. Schoolsky selflessly dedicated over 30 years of his life to an ideal greater than himself while serving our great nation and Navy.”
    Schoolsky was presented with the Legion of Merit before reading his orders and giving his parting remarks.
    “A great deal has been required of you through several unique events, each of which on their own accord would have been enough for anyone to bear. Yet, through it all, you drove on in supporting the defense of our nation, the mission at hand, and your fellow shipmates. Your dedication, professionalism, and resiliency were truly inspiring, and whether you realize it or not, extremely humbling for me.”
    He went on to recognize the men and women of NIOC Texas for their work in the San Antonio community.
    “Whether it was in supporting our youth through the Navy Cadets program, the School of Science and Technology, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, or the San Antonio Food Bank and various community clean-ups, you represented this command and the Navy extremely well.”
    Schoolsky concluded his remarks by thanking all those who helped him throughout his career.
    “As I prepare to walk off the stage today, and soon after retiring from the Navy, I owe a debt of gratitude to each and every one of you for being a part of a long-term goal I’ve had since my first tour of duty. I want to thank you for being a part of it and ensuring that it was everything I had always hoped it to be.”


    NIOC Texas conducts information operations and provides cryptologic and related capability to the fleet, joint and national commanders, as well as administrative and personnel support to Department of the Navy members assigned to the San Antonio area. NIOC Texas is a subordinate command of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and comprises Task Force 1040 of the U.S. 10th Fleet.

    For more information on NIOC Texas, visit the command’s Facebook page at, or the public web page at

    - USN -



    Date Taken: 06.01.2021
    Date Posted: 06.01.2021 19:32
    Story ID: 397897
    Location: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, US

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