National Maritime Intelligence Center —
Copley Assumes Command of Office of Naval Intelligence
By ONI Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Curt Copley assumed command of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and directorship of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) on June 18.
It is Copley’s second tour serving as a commanding officer at ONI after leading ONI’s Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center from December 2011 to August 2013. Copley relieved Rear Adm. Gene Price, who was also on his second tour after first serving as ONI commander and NMIO director from January 2019 to June 2019 and returning this May.
Copley came to ONI via the National Security Agency where he served as deputy director of operations for combat support.
“It is absolutely an honor to serve at ONI again,” he said. In an email to the ONI workforce, he said he was thankful to return and serve alongside the “extraordinary men and women within the NMIC and with our folks across the extended Enterprise. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new talented professionals.”
Copley said his leadership philosophy can be summed up in six words: “Team of Warriors Built on Trust” and that, “Together we will relentlessly pursue our adversaries and deliver a decision advantage to the Fleet, Navy leadership, and our nation’s decision makers.”
“We have a lot of work to do and I am honored to be part of a team that can do it,” he said.