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U.S. Navy Names RADM Kathleen Creighton Director of N2/N6F

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Kathleen Creighton
Kathleen Creighton

The U.S. Navy appointed RADM Kathleen Creighton as director of information warfare integration (N2/N6F), the service branch reported on Monday. She will succeed RADM Steven Parode.

Parode assumed duties as director for the N2/N6F in July 2018. Throughout his career, he  served on staff tours in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations N3/5 as the deputy director for IO and at the office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD). 

Throughout his tenure he validated IO/cyber requirements; served as program manager for Special Program Capability Development; guided policy implementation for intelligence support to IO and cyber operations; and qualified as an information warfare officer and full joint duty.

Creighton’s recent appointment has followed her career in the Navy’s telecommunications and cyber world. The Navy’s IT modernization and information superiority vision plan published in Feb. 2020 highlights the importance of information warfare in the department. 

“Future global naval conflicts will take place afloat, ashore, and in the Information Environment,” the plan states.

Creighton will help the service branch transition to the “Information Age” through modernization of IT and other information-based systems. Creighton currently serves as the head of the Navy’s cybersecurity division and played a pivotal role in the teleworking capabilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She also worked on the Joint Staff’s command, control, communications and computer systems team.

Previously Creighton served as the deputy commander of the Joint Force Headquarters within the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN). As deputy commander, she led command and control of DoDIN Operations and Defensive Cyberspace Operations. 

Her efforts with Internal Defense Measures, synchronizing DoDIN defense and synthesizing global intelligence sharing has advanced the protection against adversary attacks and enabled power projection, freedom of action and mission assurance across all warfighting domains.

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