Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett is the Deputy Director of Current Operations at U.S. Cyber Command. She graduated from Boston University in 1989 with a BA in History where she received her commission from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in a ceremony aboard the USS Constitution.
Her operational assignments include tours at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Fifth Fleet; Commander, Second Fleet, Carrier Strike Group Two, Multi-National Forces Iraq, Carrier Strike Group Twelve which included deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Unified Response in Haiti; and Standing Joint Force Headquarters United States Pacific Command.
Shore assignments included tours at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Stations in Jacksonville, Cecil Field and Puerto Rico; Senior Navy Fellow at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; Allied Commander Atlantic Systems Support Center Norfolk, Naval Personnel Command, Chief of Naval Operations Task Force Web, Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic; and Chief of Staff, Navy Information Dominance Forces Command.
She holds Masters of Arts degrees in Management, National Security/Strategic Studies, Human Resources Development, and a Master’s of Science in Information Management. She has published 25 articles. Her personal awards include: Legion of Merit and other military decorations, Copernicus Awards 1998, 2000, and 2005; Naval Institute C4 writing award; DoD Chief Information Officer Award First Place Individual Category 2006; Federal 100 Winner 2010; AFCEA Women in Leadership Award 2014.