Commander, U.S. Navy, Retired
CDR Hipsley hails from Baltimore, MD and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1982. Today he calls Pensacola, FL home. He served as a Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) around the globe prior to commissioning as a Special Duty Officer for Cryptology (now Cryptologic Warfare) through the Enlisted Commissioning Program at Old Dominion University. He served in a variety of shore assignments in California, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and Japan, and at sea aboard 16 different ships of the line ranging from Aircraft Carriers to Fast Attack Submarines. He served in a variety of leadership billets including Executive Officer, Officer and Assistant Officer-in-Charge, Department Head, and a multitude of Flag Staff assignments.
His last active duty assignment was aboard the staff of Naval Education and Training Command Pensacola, FL as the N9 Director of Learning Strategies and Flag Special Assistant for Cryptologic Matters. His professional military education includes a Master’s Degree in Information Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA; graduate of the Naval War College’s Distance Education Program in Newport, RI; and graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College Joint and Combined Warfighting School in Norfolk, VA.
He is a both a Joint Qualified and Warfare Qualified Officer who is entitled to wear the Information Dominance Warfare insignia, the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist insignia, and the coveted Silver Dolphins of the Submarine Service. He holds various decorations and awards including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, nine awards of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two for heroic achievement), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He retired effective December 1, 2015 following 33 years of service to our Navy and Nation.
Since retiring, Evan has maintained close-knit ties to the Pensacola community. He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Pensacola and Member of the Greater Pensacola Chamber; currently serves as Navy Mustang Association (NMA) President of the National Chapter and both Vice President and Treasurer of the NMA Emerald Coast Chapter; he is an active Board Member of the International Game Fish Tournament Observers as both a Director, Observer, and the Information Technologist/Webmaster; currently sitting as Third Vice President and active Board Member of the Pensacola Chapter of the U.S. Navy League; past Vice President of the Orange Beach, AL Sportfishing Club; member of the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club; past Vice President of the Gulf Coast Crow’s Nest Chapter of the Association of Old Crows; and currently sitting and active Vice President and Treasurer of the Rack Life Outdoors Hunting Club, Beatrice, AL.Updated: March 9, 2022