Commander Fiona C. Halbritter
CDR Fiona Halbritter is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and a 1999 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. She obtained her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Upon completion of Division Officer School in Newport, R.I., she was assigned to USS TORTUGA (LSD 46) as the 2nd Deck Division Officer. She then served as the Assistant Operations Officer onboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20).
Following her division officer tours, CDR Halbritter served as a division lead and instructor at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) detachment at Dam Neck, VA. She then completed Department Head School in Newport, RI and reported to USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) as the Combat Systems Officer and then later the Training Officer. CDR Halbritter served her second department head tour as Operations Officer for Commander Amphibious Squadron 2/BATAAN Strike Group.
In 2009, CDR Halbritter earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA. She then served in Current Operations at Commander, Second Fleet. After Second Fleet’s disestablishment, she served as a Fleet Watch Officer for US Fleet Forces Command. Prior to her current assignment, CDR Halbritter served as a Doctrine Analyst at the Joint Staff, J-7 in Suffolk, VA.