Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne Leadership Presentation

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne graduated in 1982 from the United States Naval Academy and was designated a naval flight officer in December 1983. He later earned a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.  He is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School and completed the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program, Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Joint Forces Staff College and numerous executive educational courses.

RADM Mewbourne has deployed - in command assignments and sea assignments as a pilot – to support operations El Dorado Canyon, Provide Comfort, Deny Flight, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Enduring Freedom and the 2006 Lebanon War.  He has accumulated over 3,600 total flight hours in 50 various aircraft and over 1,000 arrested landings on 14 carrier decks.  He has also served as military assistant and trip coordinator for the secretary and deputy secretary of defense; chief of staff for Navy Cyber Forces and on the staff of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic.  In August 2015, he became director, Maritime Operations for U.S. Fleet Forces Command.  In his current role, he is commander of Military Sealift Command.

RADM Mewbourne’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (seven awards) Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Air Medal with Combat “V”, Strike/Flight Air Medal (two awards) and various other personal and unit awards and campaign medals.  In August 2012, he was awarded the Truman Foundation Leadership Award for Inspirational leadership.