Rear Admiral Nancy Norton is a native of Oregon and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in General Science. She was commissioned in 1987 as a general unrestricted line officer through Officer Candidate School.
As an information professional, Norton has served in information dominance billets at all levels, afloat and ashore. Norton served afloat as command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) officer on the staff of commander, Cruiser/Destroyer Group 12 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), completing the 2001 deployment to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and North Arabian Sea supporting Operation Enduring Freedom immediately following 9/11. She later served as the deputy director for Knowledge Management on the staff of commander, Naval Forces Europe and commander, U.S. 6th Fleet where she was responsible for all Fleet C4 issues afloat and ashore, and the Maritime Domain Awareness program in Europe and Africa as the J6 for Joint Task Force Lebanon in 2006.
She served as executive assistant to the vice chief of Naval Operations and, then, the chief of Naval Operations from 2010 to 2012, and most recently as the director, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command. Currently, Norton is serving as the director of Warfare Integration for Information Dominance.