Rear Adm. Diane Webber is a native of Missouri, and graduated summa cum laude, with honors, from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. In Sept 2013, she assumed duties as the Commander, Navy Cyber Forces.
Webber's operational tours include early assignments as an oceanographic watch officer at U.S. Naval Facility, Argentia, Newfoundland and Commander, Oceanographic Systems, Pacific. She deployed as combat systems officer on USS George Washington (CVN 73) when the ship earned two Battle "Es," the Admiral Flatley Safety Award and the Battenberg Cup. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, she commanded U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain. Webber was assigned to Multi-National Forces, Iraq, as director, Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Coalition Force Plans/Joint Network Control Center (JNCC) and subsequently served as director, Communications Information Systems, 2nd Fleet. Most recently she was director, Cyber Space Operations (J6) at NORAD/U.S. Northern Command, and deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Deputy Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet.
Other tours include assignments as officer in charge at both the Surface Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Analysis Center, San Diego, and Communications Security Material Issuing Office, San Diego. Webber was assigned as the Navy's enlisted advancement planner for the Enlisted Plans and Community Management Branch in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Additionally, she served as executive officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Washington. She has been the director of Operations and Readiness at commander, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Command, as well as the operations officer and director, Global Network Operations and Space Center at Naval Network and Space Operations Command, Dahlgren, Virginia. She also has served twice at OPNAV - as the executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for Communication Networks (N6) and as the division director for Communications and Networks (N2/N6F1).
Webber holds a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Redlands (California) and a Master of Military Science from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College. She is a recipient of the Naval Historical Center's Admiral Samuel E. Morison Supplemental Scholarship and has completed her doctoral coursework (ABD) in International Relations at Catholic University. She holds certificates in Chief Information Officer and Information Assurance from Information Resource Management College at National Defense University and Information Operations from Naval Postgraduate School.
Webber's personal awards include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and numerous unit and campaign awards.