Commander Jean Sullivan
Commander Sullivan attended University of Rochester under the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program and received her commission in 2000.
CDR Sullivan’s sea tours include USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) where she served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Combat Information Center Officer, and Damage Control Assistant. She was Operations Officer in USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) and completed a deployment as the first U.S. warship to circumnavigate Africa supporting EUCOM and AFRICOM missions. Her second Department Head tour was as the Operations and Plans Officer for DESTROYER SQUADRON 28, where she supported the multinational Joint Warrior Exercise in United Kingdom and Naval Forces Central Command coordinating bilateral and multilateral exercises across the region.
CDR Sullivan’s shore assignments include the Navy’s Washington D.C. Intern Program, Director of Women’s Policy and Chief of Naval Personnel speechwriter, Defense Legislative Fellow for Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD-D), and Special Assistant to Chief of Naval Operations. She has also served as a White House Social Aide. Her most recent assignment was as the Director of the Commander’s Action Group for the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa and Commander, NATO Joint Force Command Naples.
CDR Sullivan has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from George Washington University.
Her personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and
Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.