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November 2017 Happy Hour
November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
Please join the AFCEA San Diego Chapter on November 14 5 PM with CAPT Mel Yokoyama, CO of SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific at Location The Bay Club for our Happy Hour event.
Captain Yokoyama assumed command of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) in May 2017. A native of the Big Island of Hawaii, Yokoyama holds a Bachelor
of Science degree from Jacksonville University and a Master of Science degree in systems engineering (information warfare and electrical systems engineering subspecialties) from the Naval
Postgraduate School. A designated naval flight officer in the unrestricted line community, Yokoyama is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and a Level II Joint Qualified Officer.
At-sea assignments include duties as commanding officer and executive officer of Tactical Air Control Squadron TWELVE (TACRON 12); air officer for the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious
Ready Group; officer-in-charge for Commander Task Group 57.1 (Manama, Bahrain and Al Udeid, Qatar); officer-in-charge for Commander Task Group 72.5 (Misawa and Okinawa, Japan); EP-3E operations officer for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1), and ES-3A electronic warfare mission commander for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SIX (VQ-6) deployed onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67).
Acquisition and shore assignments include duties as principal assistant program manager at PEO C4I Information Assurance and Cyber Security Program Office (PMW-130); assistant program
manager for SPAWAR’s Data Center and Application Optimization (DCAO) program office; chief of staff for the Department of the Navy’s Data Center Consolidation Task Force; deputy commander
and Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) C4I officer for U.S. Strategic Command’s Cruise Missile Support Activity Pacific. In 2016, Yokoyama volunteered to deploy on a one-year global war on terrorism support assignment to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as the senior military advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Defense in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
Yokoyama has received a number of personal awards, but is most proud of his unit awards because of the teamwork they represent.