Vice Adm. Nancy Norton is a native of Oregon and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in General Science from Portland State University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Master of Arts from the Naval War College. She served as a fellow on Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Studies Group XXXII.
As a flag officer, she served as the director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command; director of Warfare Integration for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6F); vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); and from Feb 2018 to Feb 2021 as director, DISA and commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN).
Her operational tours include communications officer for Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and for Commander, Naval Forces Europe and Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet.
Ashore, she commanded Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain; three tours on the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff; U.S. Pacific Fleet staff; U.S. Pacific Command staff; officer-in-charge of Naval Telecommunications Center, Fallon, Nevada; and Naval Communications Area Master Station Eastern Pacific.
Norton is the recipient of various personal and campaign awards including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit. Additionally, she is a recipient of a Navy League Award, Young AFCEAN Award, Copernicus Award and the National Security Agency’s Frank B. Rowlett Award for individual achievement in Information Security
Last Updated: 1 April 2021