Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vice Admiral David J. "Jack" Dorsett - Superb Example Of A Disruptive Leader

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6) and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI)

Vice Admiral David J.  "Jack" Dorsett

Vice Admiral David Dorsett was born in North Carolina, raised in Virginia, and graduated from Jacksonville University (Florida) in 1978. His early career included duty on HMS Gavinton (M1140), USS Elliott (DD 967), USS Oldendorf (DD 972), and as executive officer in USS Dominant (MSO 431).

Dorsett’s subsequent operational assignments included duty as: deputy assistant chief of staff for intelligence for commander, 6th Fleet; intelligence officer on USS Ranger (CV 61) deployed for Operations Southern Watch and Restore Hope; assistant chief of staff for intelligence for commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command during Operations Desert Fox, Southern Watch and Resolute Response; and command of the Joint Intelligence Center, U.S. Central Command.

During his initial shore duty, Dorsett served as an analyst and then operations officer at FOSIC U.S. Naval Forces Europe, providing intelligence support during Operations El Dorado Canyon, Attain Document and Prairie Fire. He subsequently served: at the U.S. Naval War College on the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Strategic Studies Group; at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific; at OPNAV, and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

As a flag officer, Dorsett has served as: special assistant to the director of Naval Intelligence; director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Pacific Command; director for Intelligence (J2), U.S. Joint Staff; and, director of Naval Intelligence (N2), CNO. In November 2009, Dorsett assumed office as the first deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6).

Dorsett possesses significant experience in national security affairs (Europe, the Middle East) and in strategic planning. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College and Armed Forces Staff College, and was awarded a master’s degree from the Defense Intelligence College.

From the Navy's website.


Anonymous said...

sad to see he is still around. He has stepped on multitudes to get where he is today and is doing everything he can to ensure the demise of the navy's crytologic community.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

I think he is doing much to sustain the cryptologic community.