Rear Admiral Elizabeth L. Train

Retired June 2016

Rear Admiral Elizabeth L. Train

Rear Admiral Elizabeth Train assumed command of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and became director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) in Sept. 2013. Train previously served as director for intelligence (J2) U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), where she advised the chairman on intelligence matters and served as the national level focal point for intelligence support to Department of Defense (DoD) crisis operations and indications and warning intelligence within DoD.  Prior to that, she served as director for intelligence, U.S. Pacific Command.

Train graduated from the College of William and Mary.  She received her commission through the Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1983.  She was designated a Naval Intelligence officer in 1984.

A qualified Information Dominance Corps (IDC) officer, Train has served in numerous joint, afloat and shore operational intelligence assignments and deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Train’s operational assignments include duty as air intelligence officer, Patrol Squadron (VP) 19, deputy assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4; assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Amphibious Group (CPG) 2; and Director for Operations, Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating Terrorism (JITF-CT).

Ashore, Train served as aide to the director of Naval Intelligence; deputy assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Commander, U.S. Naval Surface Forces Pacific; operations officer, Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific; executive assistant to the director for intelligence, U.S. Pacific Command; deputy assistant chief of staff for intelligence (Fleet Support), commander U.S. Pacific Fleet; director, Intelligence Community Management Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; and commander, Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center and Center for Naval Intelligence.

Train is a designated joint special duty officer and a specialist in joint and strategic intelligence.  She is a graduate of the National War College, with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy, and additionally holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University (formerly the Defense Intelligence College).

Train’s decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and other personal, unit and campaign awards.  She was also the recipient of the National Military Intelligence Association’s Rufus Taylor award for Leadership in 2006.

Updated: 2 June 2016