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Heidi Berg Named US Cyber Command Director of Plans, Policy

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Heidi Berg Named US Cyber Command Director of Plans, Policy

The U.S. Navy has announced the appointment of Rear Adm. Heidi Berg as the U.S. Cyber Command’s new director of plans and policy, J5. Berg currently serves as J2 director of U.S. Africa Command.

Berg flew more than 1,000 hours as a communications intercept evaluator on an EP-3E aircraft as part of Operations Provide Promise/Sharp Guard in Rota, Spain, CHIPS Magazine reported.

She has also served on the USS Kidd, USS Saratoga and USS Key West while assigned to the Naval Security Group Activity in Rota.

Berg was part of the fleet staff talks with the post-Soviet Russian navy in the Mediterranean. The said tour was followed by one at Royal Air Force Menwith Hill Station in the United Kingdom.

In 2012, she became director of the International Security Assistance Force Red Team in Afghanistan, providing strategic advice to the ISAF commander.

She provided theater airborne and surface signals intelligence support to operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and Persian Gulf maritime operations as part of the Navy Information Operations Command.

Her staff assignments include airborne SIGINT requirements officer and information operations strategy and policy on the chief of naval operations staff, deputy national intelligence officer for military issues at the National Intelligence Council, military adviser to the deputy director of national intelligence and information warfare and foreign area officer division director at Navy Personnel Command.

Berg graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as a cryptologist. She earned a master of philosophy in modern Middle Eastern studies and Arabic from St. Anthony’s College at Oxford University.

According to the Navy, Berg has received various personal, campaign, unit and service awards.

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Category: Cybersecurity