|Rear Admiral Janice M. "Jan" Hamby (USN, retired) |
Chancellor, Information Resources Management College
National Defense University
As chancellor of the “iCollege” Jan develops the strategy and vision for the school’s programs charged with educating future senior military and civilian leaders in the development and implementation of cyberspace strategy and the leverage of information and technology to advance national and global security. Prior to becoming chancellor she retired from the U.S. Navy in the fall of 2012 at the rank of Rear Admiral. Her military career focused on the employment of telecommunications, space and computer systems to make information available for command and control of the Force and to enhance decision making at all levels of the chain of command. Her service included two command tours at a regional telecommunications and networking site in the southeast United States and of a major information hub in Italy supporting military communications from Iceland to Iraq. Her Washington, DC service included providing analytic support to the Chief of Naval Operations to validate and justify Navy investments in space, cyber and information programs. During a one year assignment in Baghdad, Iraq she played a key role in untangling information disconnects and made substantive contributions to the Coalition Force’s second campaign plan. As a flag officer she directed the global operations of the Navy’s offensive and defensive cyber forces, served as the director of the North American Aerospace Defense/U.S. Northern Command telecommunications and computer networking efforts, served as Vice Director for Command, Control and Computer Systems on the Joint Staff and was Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense’s operational telecommunications and computer networks and cyber technology infrastructure. She was the senior officer and community leader for the Navy’s Information Professional officer corps. Highly decorated, her highest military award is the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. She holds master’s degrees in the Management of Information Systems, Business Administration and National Security and Strategic Studies. Known for both technical and leadership expertise she speaks and consults in the arena of cyber technologies and leadership, particularly leadership and women. She is married to Dale Hamby and proud mother of two grown children.