Following his recent assignment as director of strategy and policy at the Navy Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet, Robert Carey expressed his excitement of his new responsibilities during an interview and explained that he is looking forward to helping the command.
In a recent conversation with GovInfoSecurity.com, Carey shed some insight into his thoughts on his move to the new command.
“I have been in this job long enough,” he said. “You get very comfortable in these jobs at times. You spend the first year or so learning the job, the second year you’re trying to establish an agenda based upon the understanding of the job and then you spend the third year executing.”
“There’s a point in time … not only are you riding the horse, but you broke the horse in,” he added. “It’s not difficult to get up on the horse every day. At that point in time, you instinctively know that you’re probably ready for a new assignment; that you need to keep yourself sharp and focused and be able to help the corporation wherever the corporation needs it. The corporation needs help in cybercom. That’s why I’m going up there.”
Carey believes that Navy Undersecretary Robert Work made the right move in assigning him to his new post, as he sees the shifting of senior government executives to be beneficial to the health of the organization.