Deputy Director

RDML Joshua Lasky     
     Joshua Lasky
     Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

RDML Joshua Lasky assumed the duties of Deputy Director for Joint Interagency Task Force South in May 2024. In this role, he assists the Director in detection and monitoring operations to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security.

RDML Joshua Lasky is from Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1994 and began his career as a Surface Warfare Officer.  He then transferred to Naval Special Warfare and graduated Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training with Class 223 in June 1999.

His previous operational assignments include service onboard USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), USS COWPENS (CG 63), SEAL Team FOUR, as a Platoon Commander at SEAL Team TWO, Task Unit Commander at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, Executive Officer at SEAL Team ONE, Deputy Commander for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TEN, and Commanding Officer of Naval Special Warfare Unit TEN.  His most recent operational assignment was as Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR.

His previous staff assignments include service as Future Operations Planning Team Lead on the U.S. Naval Forces Central staff, action officer in the Information Operations Division on The Joint Staff, Chief of Staff for U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, and Vice Deputy Director for Global Operations on The Joint Staff.  RDML Lasky most recently served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, FIFTH Fleet.

RDML Lasky earned a Masters of Military Studies from the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.  His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and various other personal and campaign medals.