Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau

Vice Adm. Rondeau most recently served as the president, National Defense University (NDU), which is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Rondeau is warfare qualified, training on both MSC Merchant Marine vessels and U.S. Navy combatants. She holds sub-specialty qualifications in political-military affairs, operations intelligence, operations analysis, strategy and planning, and military transportation.

She has held many senior command positions some being of the Naval Training Center Great Lakes and the first commander of Naval Service Training Command, which was established June 30, 2003. In November 2004, she assumed command of the Naval Personnel Development Command and later became the director of Navy Staff in August 2005. In December 2006, she assumed duties as deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

She was selected to be a White House Fellow, a CNO Strategic Studies Group Fellow and as a permanent member of the Council of Foreign Relations. As president of NDU, she is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. institute for Peace, as well as Department of Defense liaison to the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.


The Defense Distinguished Service Medal
The Distinguished Service Medal
The Defense Superior Service Medal
The Legion of Merit (4 awards)
The Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards)
The Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards)

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