Military Bios

Rear Admiral Ann E. Rondeau:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Naval Personnel Development Command
Upon receiving her commission from Officer Candidate School in 1974, Rear Adm. Rondeau reported to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in Fleet Communications. In 1977 she reported to Patrol Squadron Fifty as the Intelligence Officer and subsequently also served as the Squadron Operations Officer.
From 1980-82 Rear Adm. Rondeau attended Georgetown University, earning a master's degree in Political Science. From 1982-1983, she was assigned to the Navy Staff in the NATO/Europe section of the Strategy, Plans and Policy Division. In 1983 she was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Assistant for Policy Analysis with follow-on assignment to the Office of African Affairs. In 1985, Rear Adm. Rondeau was selected as a White House Fellow, serving as Special Assistant to the Attorney General for National Security Affairs.
In 1987, she assumed primary duty as Executive Officer of Fast Sealift Squadron One with additional duty as Officer in Charge of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Unit, located in New Orleans, La. During this tour, Rear Adm. Rondeau earned her Surface Warfare qualification, training on both MSC Merchant Marine vessels and U.S. Navy combatants. She reported in 1989 to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Executive Panel as Assistant for Political-Military Analysis.
From 1990-92 she served as Second Battalion Officer at the United States Naval Academy and also served as Officer in Charge of Plebe Summer Training. Rear Adm. Rondeau served as Commanding Officer of the Naval Support Activity, La Maddalena, Italy, from 1992-94, with follow-on assignment as a CNO Fellow on the Strategic Studies Group, in Newport, R.I. From 1995-96 she served as Military Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was assigned to the Navy's Quadrennial Defense Review Support Office.
From 1997 to 1999 Rear Adm. Rondeau served as Commanding Officer of Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tenn. Under her leadership, the base earned a Tennessee Quality Award. From 1999 to 2001 she served on the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet Staff as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Shore Installations.
Rear Adm. Rondeau took command of Naval Training Center Great Lakes Nov. 9, 2001. By direction of CNO, a new Naval Education and Training architecture was developed to include the restructuring of Naval Training Center Great Lakes. Rear Adm. Rondeau was designated Commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) and the command was stood up on 30 June 2003. As the NSTC Commander, she was responsible for the execution of all enlisted and officer accession training programs, with the single exception of the Naval Academy.
Rear Adm. Rondeau assumed command of the Naval Personnel Development Command (NPDC) 5 November 2004.
Rear Adm. Rondeau also has qualifications in political-military affairs, strategy and planning, operations analysis, and military transportation. She is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a licensed private pilot. Rear Adm. Rondeau is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Adult and higher Education from Northern Illinois University, and has been conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Public Service from Carthage College. Rear Adm. Rondeau has the privilege of being designated as an Honorary Chief Petty Officer and Honorary Master Chief Petty Officer.
Her personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2), and Navy Commendation Medal (3).
Rear Adm. Rondeau was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in Beacon, N.Y.
Updated: 4 April 2005


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