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 has served as the director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command; director of Warfare Integration for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6F); and most recently as vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Her operational tours include communications officer on the staff of Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and on the staff of Commander, Naval Forces Europe and Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet.
Ashore, she commanded Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain; two tours on the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff; U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) staff; U.S, Pacific Command (USPACOM) staff; officer-in-charge of Naval Telecommunications Center, Fallon, Nevada; and Naval Communications Area Master Station Eastern Pacific.
Norton assumed duties as director, Defense Information Systems Agency and commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network, Feb. 1, 2018.
Norton is the recipient of various personal and campaign awards including the 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 personal achievement in Information Security.