Following his commissioning, Rear Adm. Murrett was assigned as an afloat intelligence officer, including Mediterranean, North Atlantic, and western Pacific deployments aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS America (CV 66), and USS Independence (CV 62).
Following assignment to Defense Intelligence College in 1980, Rear Adm. Murrett was detailed to the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot (OP-009U) as a watch stander and briefing officer for Navy civilian and military leaders. From 1983 to 1985, he served as Assistant Intelligence Officer for Commander, Second Fleet. He participated in deployments to the North Atlantic, the European theater, and Caribbean aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and USS Nassau (LHA 4). Between 1986 and 1989, Rear Adm. Murrett was assigned as Assistant Naval Attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway.
In 1989, Rear Adm. Murrett reported to Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he was assigned as Operational Intelligence Officer. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence for Commander, Carrier Group Eight, and deployed to the European and Central Command theaters aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Rear Adm. Murrett was also assigned as J2 CJTF 120 aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) for operations in the Caribbean.
Between 1995 and 1997, Rear Adm. Murrett was Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence for Commander, Second Fleet and served concurrently as N2 for NATO's Striking Fleet Atlantic and as J2 for U.S. Atlantic Command's CJTF 120. From June 1997 until September 1998, he was assigned to the Chief of Naval Operations Staff as Executive Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. Rear Adm. Murrett was then assigned as Director, Intelligence Directorate, Office of Naval Intelligence in September 1998. Rear Adm. Murrett assumed the duties of Commander, Atlantic Intelligence Command (AIC) on 12 August 1999. He was responsible for the transition of AIC to Joint Forces Intelligence Command in October 1999. Rear Adm. Murrett served as the Director for Intelligence, U.S. Joint Forces Command, from 10 August 2000 through 25 Jan 2002. From 31 January 2002 through March 2005, Rear Adm. Murrett was assigned as the Vice Director for Intelligence, J2, on the Joint Staff.
Rear Adm. Murrett received his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Buffalo and master’s degrees in government and strategic intelligence from Georgetown University and the Defense Intelligence College, respectively.
Updated: 25 May 2005