Kahului native delivers information warfare capabilities to U.S. Navy


A 2014 Maui High School graduate and Kahului native is helping to protect America by delivering information warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy as a member of Cryptologic Warfare Group Six.

“My grandfather was a Green Beret in the Army. My father was a Navy Corpsman for about nine years and stayed in the government with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class David Slagle. “My father influenced me the most, but I think you have to take responsibility and look toward yourself to stay in control and to be honest with what you do.”

Slagle is a cryptologic technician (network) and performs a variety of duties associated with computer network operations across global networks that includes analysis, security and real-time monitoring.

Slagle plays an important role in defending against threats in support of the command’s mission to deliver information warfare capabilities, such as signals intelligence and cyberspace operations, to the Navy fleet and joint forces.

“Given today’s environment of continuous growth in the information and technology realms, our information warfare missions have never been more important,” said CWG-6 Commander Capt. Joe J. Johnson.

“Serving in the Navy means putting your own life aside sometimes to do the work to protect and defend our country,” said Slagle.