Enrique Cubeiro Cabello
Navy Captain. Chief of Operations ESP Joint Cyber Command (MCCD)
Captain Enrique Cubeiro was born in Madrid; he joined the Navy in 1981 and was promoted to his current post in July 2013.
Throughout his career, he has occupied various posts in the structure of the Navy, including the command of the ships "Bergantín", "Serviola" and "Patiño"; He has participated in numerous operations, including Operation "Sharp Guard" for the embargo on the former Yugoslavia, "Active Endeavor" of NATO to prevent the movement of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction in the Mediterranean, and, most recently, Operation Atalanta of the European Union for the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean. During his command of the ship Patiño in this last operation, the arrest of the first pirates and their trial and conviction in Spain for the crime of piracy took place. He has more than 2000 sea days.
He is a Communications Specialist, a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff Course and has a master's degree in Cyberdefense from the University of Alcalá de Henares.
He has got in 2002 the "Defense Award", in the form of Research Works developed by concurrent courses of High Military Studies for its monograph "Command and Control Systems, a historical-prospective vision" and "Alvaro de Bazán" Prize in the years 2012 and 2014 by articles published in the General Magazine of the Spanish Navy on piracy in Somalia and Cyberdefense, respectively.
Since September 2013, he is the Chief of Operations of the Joint Cyber Defense Command. In this post he has held positions of chairman and representative of the Ministry of Defense in different interministerial Working Groups responsible for developing several lines of action of the National Strategies of Maritime Security and Cybersecurity.
He is married and he has a daughter.