Monday, August 8, 2011

Captain Janet Stewart is the new Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command - effective Friday, 5 August

Captain Janet Stewart relieved Rear Admiral Edward H. Deets III as Commander, NETWARCOM. 

Captain Stewart, a native of Mascoutah, Illinois, graduated from McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1981. Following Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, she was commissioned an Ensign, General Unrestricted Line, on 1 October 1982, and reported to the Combat Systems Technical Schools Command, Mare Island, California. 

In October 1987, she reported to the Fleet Combat Direction Systems Support Activity, Dam Neck, Virginia, as a Systems Integration Test Officer, and was instrumental in the installation and at-sea testing of the Advanced Combat Direction System New Threat Upgrade in USS HARRY E. YARNELL (CG 17), USS BIDDLE (CG 34), and USS RICHMOND K. TURNER (CG 20). Follow-on tours included: Officer in Charge of the Personnel Support Detachment, Northwest, Chesapeake, Virginia; Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tennessee; Executive Officer for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Pensacola, Florida; and Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control Directorate, (OPNAV N6). In November 2000, Captain Stewart took command of the U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain, providing communications to Warfighters throughout Southwest Asia in support of Commander, FIFTH Fleet, including Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In December 2003, Captain Stewart reported to Commander, Carrier Strike Group SIX in Mayport, Florida, as the N6 for the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV 67) Strike Group for their 2004 Combat Deployment to Southwest Asia. From September 2005 to July 2007, she served as the Current Operations Division Chief and C4 Systems Support Division Chief for the J6 Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Commanding Officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii, from August 2007 to October 2009. She served as the Chief of Staff for Naval Network Warfare Command, Little Creek, Virginia from November 2009 until August 2011. 

Captain Stewart has been designated as a Joint Qualified Officer and Master Training Specialist, and has earned Masters Degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in September 1987, and the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, in November 2003. 

Captain Stewart has earned subspecialties in Information Technology Management, Weapons Systems Management, Education and Training Management, and Manpower Management. She is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and other service and campaign awards. 

Captain Stewart most recently served as the Chief of Staff, NETWARCOM. 

At the Information Dominance Corps Industry Day held on 2 March 2011, VADM Jack Dorsett announced that the Chief of Naval Operations had approved the disestablishment of NETWARCOM.  No word on when disestablishment will occur.


Anonymous said...

BZ! Well deserved Captain.

Anonymous said...

Janet is a super leader. Super person. NNWC is so lucky to have her.

Curtis said...

and good riddance to that hellhole of doing nothing, NETWARCOM.

Anonymous said...

She was a great CO at NCTAMS I really hope she ends up being CNO or something.