SHE WAS FIRED FIVE DAYS BEFORE HER SCHEDULED CHANGE OF COMMAND. HER ISIC MUST HAVE BEEN VERY INTENT ON MAKING A POINT OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF HER ACTIONS AND MAKING A VERY PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF HIS DISCONTENT WITH HER PERFORMANCE. OUCH! And, she was destined for much bigger and better things. Captain is no longer in her future.
Stars and Stripes is reporting that the XO has temporarily assumed command pending arrival of her permanent replacement. Seems like her relief would already be in place and conducting turnover with Commander Giese if the change of command was scheduled for 26 August 2010. Something doesn't quite fit in this story.
Commander Mary Ann Giese is a 1992 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
Her first duty station was Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Jacksonville where she served in a variety of positions; Administrative Division Officer, Total Quality Leadership Officer, Public Affairs Officer and Wide Area/Local Area Network Manager. DIVOFF TOUR
In 1995, she reported to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific where she served as Fleet Telecommunications Operations Center Watch Officer, Pacific Region Network Operations Center Division Officer and Assistant N3 Department Head. From 1998 to 2000, she attended Naval Postgraduate School earning a Master of Science Degree in Space Systems Operations. DIVOFF and Asst DH and Education Tours
Upon completion of studies, she reported to the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick AFB, Florida as an instructor and Chief of Curriculum. In 2003, she was assigned to Joint Analysis Center, Molesworth, United Kingdom where she served as Operations Officer for the Intelligence Technology Directorate and the Navy Element Commander. (OPS and Command Tours) While serving on Commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve as the Deputy N6 and Knowledge Manager from 2005 to 2007, she completed a seven-month deployment to four AORs supporting Maritime Security Operations, Theater Security Cooperation, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and other Global War on Terror initiatives. (SEA tour) In 2007 she transferred to Naval Network Warfare Command where she served as Battle Watch Captain and a staff officer in the Command Information Office (CIO) Directorate. (STAFF Tour) During this tour, she attended Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPMEII) at Joint Forces Staff College. (Education)
Commander Giese’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star, and various service and campaign awards.