Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett

Deputy Director of Current Operations at U.S. Cyber Command

Rear Admiral  Danelle  Barrett


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.


Updated: 31 July 2015