Seibel defending US against cyber threats

R-H Staff



SAN DIEGO — A 2004 Tri-County North High School graduate and Lewisburg native is serving in the U.S. Navy as a member of Space and Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

As a Waterfront Action Officer, Lt. David Seibel is responsible for managing the installation of C4I systems on ships assigned to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in San Diego.

According to Navy officials, SPAWAR develops, delivers and sustains communications and information capabilities for war fighters, keeping them connected at all times.

“I enjoy the ability to work with both military and civilian experts on a project and see it work well,” Seibel said.

Seibel said he is proud to be a part of a command that helps protect the United States from cyber threats around the world.

“I like the people and the opportunity to get to meet and work with a variety of professionals while serving at this command,” Seibel said.

The men and women who comprise SPAWAR provide the hardware and software needed to execute Navy missions around the world. The team consists of more than 9,500 active duty military and civil service individuals. These professionals keep SPAWAR at the forefront of research, engineering and acquisition to provide and sustain fleet capabilities.

Established in 1985, SPAWAR works to improve cyber warfighting capability and enhances technology on surface ships, aircraft and submarines.

“The work done by the military and civilian team at SPAWAR is unmatched,” said Rear Adm. David Lewis, commander, SPAWAR . “I am always impressed by the creativity, enthusiasm and patriotism these men and women exude every day. Not only do they enhance cybersecurity efforts, but they are constantly working to deliver innovation to the fleet by fielding new systems and new technologies as rapidly and effectively as possible.”

“To me the Navy is an opportunity to be part of something bigger,” added Seibel. “Being from a small town, I’ve gotten the opportunity to explore the world and lead people from all walks of life.”


R-H Staff