|RDML Lisa Franchetti
Commander (September 2015 - June 2016)
Rear Admiral Lisa Franchetti is a native of Rochester, New York. She was commissioned in 1985 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. Her first tour of duty was as Training/Special Programs officer at Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region 13 in Great Lakes. In 1987, she was selected for lateral transfer to the Surface Warfare community and reported to Division Officer school in Newport, Rhode Island.
Her sea assignments include auxiliaries officer and First Division officer on USS Shenandoah (AD 44) deploying to the Mediterranean; Navigator and Jumboization Coordinator on USS Monongahela (AO 178), deploying to the North Atlantic, Baltic, and Eastern Pacific; Operations officer on USS Moosbrugger (DD 980); Combat Systems officer and Chief Staff officer for Destroyer Squadron 2, executing a UNITAS deployment; executive officer of USS Stout (DDG 55); assistant Surface Operations officer on the USS George Washington Strike Group, deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Franchetti commanded USS Ross (DDG 71), and had the opportunity to represent the United States at the 60th Anniversary of D-Day commemoration during a deployment to the Mediterranean and the Horn of Africa/Gulf of Oman. She was also the Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 21 embarked with the USS John C. Stennis, and served as the Commander of Pacific
Partnership 2010, embarked on USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
Her assignments ashore include commanding officer, Naval Reserve Center Central Point, Oregon; aide to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations; protocol officer for the Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; 4th Battalion officer at the U.S. Naval Academy; division chief, Joint Concept Development and Experimentation, on the Joint Staff, J7; and military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.
She previously served as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and U.S. Navy Region Korea.
Franchetti is a graduate of the Naval War College and holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).