Capt. Dawn Cutler, deputy chief of information of the U.S. Navy, has been formally promoted to the chief of information post and to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
Cutler, who was nominated by President Barack Obama for the role of information chief, was confirmed by the Senate via voice vote late last month.
She has served as principal spokesperson for the Navy and managed the service’s public affairs segment, where she has held officer assignments in domestic and international locations such as San Diego, California; Naples, Italy; and Yokosuka, Japan.
Cutler is a recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
She will be based in Washington for her new role.