Mrs. Livingstone, Under Secretary of the Navy from 26 July 2001 to 28 February 2003, served her nation for more than 30 years in both
government and civic roles. Prior to being nominated as the Under Secretary of
the Navy, she had held the post of CEO of the Association of the United
States Army (AUSA) and deputy chairman of its Council of Trustees. She also
served as a vice president and a member of the Board of the Procurement Round
Table, as well as a consultant on policy and management issues.
Mrs. Livingstone was a leader in the American Red Cross from 1993 to 1998
serving as Vice President of Health and Safety Services, Acting Senior Vice
President for Chapter Services and as a consultant for Armed Forces Emergency
As Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics and
Environment from 1989 to 1993, Mrs. Livingstone was responsible for a wide
range of programs including military construction, installation management,
energy and environmental issues, domestic disaster relief and restoration of
public infrastructure to the people of Kuwait following Operation Desert
From 1981 to 1989, Mrs. Livingstone served at the Veterans Administration,
now the Department of Veterans Affairs, in a number of positions including
Associate Deputy Administrator for Logistics and the Associate Deputy
Administrator for Management. Prior to her Executive Branch service, Mrs.
Livingstone worked for more than nine years in the Legislative branch on the
personal staffs of both a Senator and two Congressmen.
Mrs. Livingstone graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1968 with
an A.B. degree and completed an M.A. in political science at the University
of Montana in 1972. She also spent two years in postgraduate studies at
Tufts University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Mrs. Livingstone has received awards for her community and national service
from the American Red Cross, the Veterans Administration and was awarded the
United States Army's highest civilian award for her service.
A native of Carthage, Mo., she grew up in an Air Force family and claims
Montana as her home state.