Rear Admiral Diane E. H. Webber will be assigned as deputy commander of the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., the Department of Defense announced Monday.
Webber currently serves as director, communications and networks, N2/N6F1, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
A native of Missouri, Rear Admiral Webber graduated summa cum laude, with honors, from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She is currently the director, Command Control Systems, for the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command and United States Northern Command USNORTHCOM), Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. She is responsible for synchronizing command-wide information superiority and architecture efforts to enable the commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, planning and executing military operations throughout the Area of Operation and providing military assistance to civil authorities including consequence management operations.
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 in USSGeorge Washington (CVN 73) when the ship earned two Battle E’s, 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.
Other tours include assignments as officer in charge at both Surface Ship Anti Submarine Warfare Analysis Center, San Diego and Communications Security Material Issuing Office, San Diego. Webber was then assigned as the Navy’s enlisted advancement planner for the Enlisted Plans and Community Management Branch in the Bureau of Naval Personnel and 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. She was also executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for Communication Networks (N6) at OPNAV.
Webber holds a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Redlands (California) and a Master of Military Science from the USMC 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 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.