Military Bios

Rear Admiral Joseph E. Enright:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Director, Special Programs Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Resources, Requirements & Assessments (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)
Rear Admiral Enright, a native of McLean, Va., graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1971. He subsequently attended nuclear power training in Bainbridge, Md., and West Milton, N.Y.
Rear Adm. Enright’s initial sea tours include USS Ray (SSN 653), where he served as Reactor Controls Assistant, Electrical Officer and Damage Control Assistant, USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609) (Gold) as Engineering Officer, and USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658) (Gold) as Executive Officer.
Rear Adm. Enright commanded USS Honolulu (SSN 718) and Submarine Squadron Seven in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He also served as Chief of Staff for Commander Carrier Group Seven and the Nimitz Battle Group. Rear Adm. Enright recently commanded Submarine Group Seven, Commander Task Force Seven Four, and Commander Task Force Five Four in Yokosuka, Japan.
Significant shore and staff duty include the staff of CINCPACFLT as a member of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, the staff of the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion at the U.S. Energy Department, and as Deputy Director of the Submarine and Nuclear Power Division (PERS-42) of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Rear Admiral Enright also served as Deputy Director, Operations and Logistics (J-3/4) and subsequently Director, Combat Plans (J-5A) and Deputy Director, Plans and Policy (J-5) at the United States Strategic Command, and as Deputy Director for International Negotiations in the Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) of the Joint Staff.
Rear Admiral Enright assumed his present position as the Director of Special Programs for OSD in August 2003.
Rear Admiral Enright’s personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards) and various other service medals and unit awards. Rear Admiral Enright is also the 1991 recipient of the Naval Submarine League’s Rear Admiral Jack Darby Award for inspirational leadership and command excellence.
Updated: 21 April 2004


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