Rear Admiral Sharon Hansen Redpath earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington and was commissioned through the Navy ROTC program in 1976.
Upon completing the Basic Qualification Course at the Navy Supply Corps School, she was assigned as Disbursing Officer, Comptroller and Food Service Officer, Naval Ordnance Facility Sasebo, Japan.
Follow-on tours included serving as the Navy Exchange officer at Naval Air Station (NAS) Agana, Guam, NAS Bermuda and National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Officer at NAS Willow Grove, Penn.
Upon leaving active duty in 1984, Redpath immediately joined the Naval Reserve program. Her reserve assignments include: assistant supply officer, NAS Bermuda 0693 and Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet 0293; supply department head, NAS Keflavik 0293; supply program manager and command evaluator for Commander, Naval Readiness Region Four; deputy director of operations for Commander, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force; and commanding officer of Military Traffic Management Command 202.
She returned to active duty (Active Duty for Special Work) from December 1998 to September 2000 as deputy director, Joint Total Asset Visibility Office, Defense Logistics Agency. Subsequently, she took command of Naval Reserve (NR) Navy Supply Systems Command Headquarters from October 2000 to September 2002 and as the commanding officer of Navy Supply Support Battalion 2, headquartered in West Hartford, Conn. from October 2002 to September 2004.
After promotion to Rear Admiral, Redpath was assigned as assistant director, Plans and Policy, N41R, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and subsequently served as deputy commander, Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Redpath is currently the vice commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and commander, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group.
Her personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal.