Rear Admiral (retired) Diane Webber currently serves at the National Defense University and is an expert in cyber security, networks, IT, and Leadership. She is a native of Missouri, and graduated summa cum laude, with honors, from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. In Sept 2013, she assumed duties as the Commander, Navy Cyber Forces. Webber's operational tours include early assignments as an oceanographic watch officer at U.S. Naval Facility, Argentia, Newfoundland and Commander, Oceanographic Systems, Pacific. She deployed as combat systems officer on USS George Washington (CVN 73) when the ship earned two Battle "Es," the Admiral Flatley Safety Award and the Battenberg Cup. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, she commanded U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain. Webber was assigned to Multi-National Forces, Iraq, as director, Communications and Information Systems (CIS) Coalition Force Plans/Joint Network Control Center (JNCC) and subsequently served as director, Communications Information Systems, 2nd Fleet. She was director, Cyber Space Operations (J6) at NORAD/U.S. Northern Command, and deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Deputy Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet.
She holds a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Redlands (California) and a Master of Military Science from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College. She is a recipient of the Naval Historical Center's Admiral Samuel E. Morison Supplemental Scholarship and has completed her doctoral coursework (ABD) in International Relations at Catholic University. She holds certificates in Chief Information Officer and Information Assurance from Information Resource Management College at National Defense University and Information Operations from Naval Postgraduate School.