Jun 19, 2023
Navy Rear Admiral Tracy Hines
Cybersecurity in U.S. Navy

This is a rare exception to the no meeting on federal holidays, as we have a special guest in town only for a few days, and will be joining us as our speaker on Juneteenth.

Rear Admiral Tracy Hines is a Columbus native and graduate of Mifflin High School. She is the Navy Cyber Security Division Director in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and will be discussing the Navy's relevance to American security and how it impacts all of us.

Hines' assignments include assistant chief of staff for U.S. 7th Fleet's Information Systems and Networks (N6) directorate aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19); USS Constellation (CV 64), where she completed two deployments to the Western Pacific and the Arabian Gulf; USS Cleveland (LPD 7), where she participated in Operation Enduring Freedom; Naval Special Warfare Group One, as the officer in charge of the Mobile Communications Team; Explosive Ordnance Group One; and Expeditionary Strike Group Three, where she supported Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group deployments to the Western Pacific.

Her ashore assignments include Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) in San Diego, California; deputy executive assistant for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6) at the Pentagon, and officer community manager for the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS-3) in Millington, Tennessee.

From January 2014 to March 2016, Hines served as the commanding officer for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego. After this tour, she was the commanding officer of Hopper Information Services in Suitland, Maryland, followed by an assignment from April 2021 to April 2022 as the executive assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations.

Hines’ personal awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards).