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Rear Admiral Frank M. Drennan:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Global Strike United States Strategic Command
Rear Admiral Frank M. Drennan is the Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space and Global Strike (JFCC S&GS), United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The Admiral is responsible for directing the efforts of component commands in the integration of all elements of military power to conduct, plan, and present global strike effects, as well directing the continuous planning and execution of assigned space operations.
A native of Elberton, Ga., Rear Adm. Drennan graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1976.
Prior to command, Rear Adm. Drennan served at sea in USS James Madison (SSBN 627), USS Birmingham (SSN 695), and USS Louisville (SSN 724).
Rear Adm. Drennan commanded USS Portsmouth (SSN 707) from August 1992 to March 1995. During his tour, Portsmouth completed a highly successful western Pacific deployment and several groundbreaking tactical development exercises. In 1994, Portsmouth was awarded the Submarine Squadron Three Battle Efficiency "E" for excellence in combat readiness and all-around ship's operations, as well as the Engineering "Red E" and the Supply "Blue E" departmental awards.
Rear Adm. Drennan commanded Submarine Squadron Six from August 1999 to August 2001. From January to June 2000, he carried out additional duties as the Undersea Warfare Commander for Commander, George Washington Battle Group on the staff of Commander, Cruiser/Destroyer Group Two.
Rear Adm. Drennanís shore tours include Officer-In-Charge of the Submarine Maintenance and Modernization Systems Detachment on the staff of Submarine Squadron Sixteen, Assistant Force Nuclear Power Officer on the staff of Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Prospective Executive Officer Instructor, Senior Member Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team on the staff of Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Chief, CINC Support Division on the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., and Branch Head for SSBN, Maintenance and Acquisition in the Submarine Warfare Division of the OPNAV Staff.
In 1995, Rear Adm. Drennan was selected as the U.S. Pacific Fleet recipient of the James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership during command of Portsmouth. He also is a recipient of the David Lloyd Award for excellence in leadership during the Submarine Officer Advance Course.
Rear Adm. Drennan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
Rear Adm. Drennan is entitled to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Updated: 10 February 2005


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