On April 2, Tighe made history as she was named as the first woman to command a numbered fleet in the U.S. Navy.
Tighe has been put in command of the Navy’s 10th Fleet/Fleet Cyber Command.
Tighe is the third commander of Fleet Cyber Command, taking over for Adm. Michael Rogers, who is now commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency.
“It is an honor to take command of this outstanding warfighting organization and to be able to continue working with the tremendous team of uniformed and civilian professionals,” Tighe said at her change-of-command ceremony.
Tighe, nominated by President Barack Obama as commander in February, previously served as deputy commander since November 2013.
According to the U.S. Navy’s website, Tighe’s previous tours include duty with Naval Security Group Activities in Florida, Virginia, Japan, VQ-1 and Naval Information Warfare Activity. She also had staff assignments on the Headquarters of the Pacific Fleet, Naval Security Group, Naval Network Warfare Command, and served as Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.
Tighe has commanded more than 2,800 multi-service and multi-agency personnel at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Hawaii in Kunia.