The Senate on May 26 voted to confirm a pair of Biden administration nominees for top-level military cybersecurity posts.

The nomination of Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh gained Senate approval by voice vote to become deputy commander at U.S. Cyber Command.

Haugh has been serving as commander of the 16th Air Force, which has a heavy focus on cybersecurity and cyber warfare for the service branch. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian studies from Lehigh University, and master’s degrees in Telecommunications and Joint Information Operations from Southern Methodist University and the Naval Postgraduate School

Separately, the Senate also confirmed by voice vote the nomination of Navy Rear Adm. Craig Clapperton to become vice admiral and head of the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command.

Most recently, Clapperton has been Commander, Combined Joint Task Forces, Cyber Tenth Fleet. He holds a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a masters in national strategy and security studies from the Naval War College.

Both nominations were made by the Biden administration last month.

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Jose Rascon is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.