Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Admiral Ferguson relieves Admiral Greenert as VCNO

Vice Chief of 
Naval Operations
8/22/2011 - Present

Admiral Mark E. Ferguson III

Admiral Mark E. Ferguson III

Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1978, Admiral Ferguson completed nuclear power training prior to entering the fleet as a surface warfare officer.

His afloat assignments include service on board USS South Carolina (CGN 37), USS Fife (DD 991) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). He commanded the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and Destroyer Squadron 18. In addition to various staff assignments, he served as the assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command, chief of legislative affairs, and chief of naval personnel.

Ferguson holds a master's degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School and completed a National Security Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School. His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.


Press Release said...

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DMA said...

And I ’ m not here to bad-mouth my predecessor on the ship. But he (CDR Mark E. Ferguson) sat in his cabin all day long with the door locked. It wasn’t just shut; it was locked. If the major change agent is the person at the top — and I believe that’s the case — then it’s a pretty bad idea for that person to keep the door closed and locked. With my predecessor, the only people who could see him were the second - in - command and the five department heads. Nobody else ever saw him. So, just opening my door changed things. Mike Abrashoff talking about the former VCNO.