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Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert, BA, MS, MSM, DMSM, LM


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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert, BA, MS, MSM, DMSM, LM

Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert is a flag officer the United States Navy and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. She earned a B.A. in Geology from Rochester University in 1984, M.S. in Systems Technology (Space Systems) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1991, and a M.S. in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in 1998.

Rear Admiral Herbert has a distinguished record of leadership and naval service. She received her commission through the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1984. During her early assignments, Rear Admiral Herbert served within the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System at Naval Facility Bermuda; at Commander, Oceanographic Systems Atlantic; and at the Naval Ocean Processing Facility at Dam Neck, Virginia.

Additional shore assignments include Satellite Communications Officer at Headquarters, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; Executive Officer, Fleet Surveillance Support Command; Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and Intelligence Instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College; Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Washington; Branch Head, Naval Networks for OPNAV N6; and Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for the Next Generation Enterprise Network. She also served as Director of Communications, Networks and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Division on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.

Rear Admiral Herbert’s fleet assignments include Combat Systems Officer embarked on the USS George Washington (CVN 73) ,where she deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications and Information Systems (N6) to the Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7, embarked on the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), where she deployed to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group; and in June 2011, Rear Admiral Herbert  assumed command of Navy Cyber Forces at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Rear Admiral Herbert’ personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal.

As a Governor and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.


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