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Rear Admiral James M. Hart:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Director, Total Force Programming and Manpower Management Division Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
A native New Yorker, Rear Admiral Hart was commissioned through the Aviation Officer Candidate program in February 1976. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in December 1976 and completed S-3 training at Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Four One (VS-41) in July 1977.
Rear Adm.Hartís operational tours include: Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Two Eight (VS-28) and subsequently Sea Control Squadron Two Eight; Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Two Four (VS-24); Air Anti-Submarine Squadron Four One (VS-41); Carrier Group Eight; and Commander, Strike Fighter Wings, Atlantic.
Rear Adm.Hart has commanded Sea Control Squadron Two Four (VS-24) and Carrier Air Wing One Seven (CVW-17). He served joint duty tours as Deputy J3 on Joint Task Force Southwest Asia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and as Deputy Joint Force Commander Sky Anvil, the contingency planning Task Force for Kosovo.
Rear Adm.Hartís Washington, D.C., tours include the Naval Military Personnel Command, the Warfare Requirements Directorate of the Air Warfare Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Currently, Rear Adm.Hart is the Director, Total Force Programming and Manpower Management Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the Naval War College.
Rear Adm.Hartís awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with two Strike/Flight Awards, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various other military, unit and personal awards.
Effective: 21 April 2005

 

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