Rear Admiral Kathleen M. DussaultSupply Corps, United States NavyDeputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
...Rear Admiral Kathleen M. DussaultRear Admiral Kathleen Dussault, received her commission from Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I., in November 1979.She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Government.Upon graduation from Navy Supply Corps School in May 1980, she was assigned as Assistant Supply Officer and Disbursing Officer to the Navy Communications Station, Nea Makri, Greece.
In October 1981, Rear Adm.Dussault was assigned as Supply Officer aboard USS Point Loma (AGDS-2), the Pacific Area Launch Support Ship for the Trident missile program.
In June 1984, Rear Adm.Dussault
was assigned to Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DCASR), Los Angeles.In 1986, she transitioned to duties as a negotiator and Contracting Officer at Naval Supply Center, Oakland, Calif. during which tour, she completed a Master's Degree (with honors) in Procurement Management from Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. In 1990, Rear Adm.Dussault was assigned aboard USS Concord (AFS-5) as the Assistant Supply Officer where she performed two deployments contributing to the logistics success of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In October 1993, Rear Adm.Dussault
reported to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) where she
performed duties as Procuring Contracting Officer for the Sidewinder 9X new development program.In 1995, she served as the Business and Financial Manager for programs managed by the Space and Naval Warfare Command.
In June 1997, Rear Adm.Dussault served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition Management within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition.In August 1998, she entered the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and received her Master's Degree in National Resource Strategy in May 1999.
Rear Adm.Dussault reported as Supply Officer aboard USS Seatlle (AOE-3) in August 1999 where she served as Afloat Logistics Coordinator while deployed to the 5th Fleet operating area.
In May 2001, she
assumed command of Defense Distribution Depot San Diego, Calif. providing strategic distribution support to shore based and deployed global forces.In April 2003 she
assumed command of the Office of Special Projects, Arlington, Va. Rear Adm.Dussault then served as the Director of Acquisition Management at Defense Logistics Agency, Ft Belvoir, Va. until January 2007.She is currently assigned as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Logistics Management.
Over the course of her
career, Rear Adm.Dussault
has achieved the highest levels of certification in Acquisition and Financial Management as well as Joint Professional Military Education.She also completed the Executive Education Program at Columbia Business School.Her
decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Navy
Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with gold star, and various unit citations, campaign medals and service medals.