|Rear Admiral (sel) Kathy Creighton|
Chief of Staff for CNO's Task Force Cyber Awakening
|Speaker is TBD|
A native of Ridgefield, CT, RDML(sel) Creighton graduated in 1988 from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and was commissioned through the NROTC program. She graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1997 with a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management.
Originally commissioned as a general unrestricted line officer, she served in manpower and recruiting policy billets at Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington D.C. and Navy Recruiting Command, Washington D.C. before focusing on communications assignments and becoming a “plank owner” in the Information Professional Community. Additional shore assignments include Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic, Norfolk, VA, serving as Fleet Telecommunications Operations Center Watch Officer, Operations Management Officer and Officer-in-Charge, Naval Telecommunications Center Breezy Point; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Europe Central, Naples, Italy, serving as Plans and Requirements Department Head; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Europe Central, Detachment London, serving as Officer in Charge; the Joint Staff, Directorate for Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems (J6), serving on the Director’s Action Group and Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Sicily, serving as Commanding Officer.
Fleet assignments include Flag Communications Officer to Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO embarked in USS John F. Kennedy and USS Harry S. Truman; Assistant Chief of Staff for C5 to Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWELVE embarked in USS Enterprise where she completed two Fifth Fleet deployments supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM; and N6/Deputy Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Director to Fleet Cyber Command/C10F. Her last assignment was as Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain.
RDML(sel) Creighton’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit with one gold star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars and various service and campaign awards.