SECDEF Announces Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism

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Story Number: NNS140325-19Release Date: 3/25/2014 10:57:00 PM

From Defense Media Activity - Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced his Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism, Rear Admiral Margaret "Peg" Klein on March 25.

In a DoD bulletin, Secretary Hagel said, "Today I am announcing that Navy Rear Admiral Margaret "Peg" Klein will serve as my Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism, reporting directly to me on issues related to military ethics, character, and leadership."

"I appreciate Rear Admiral Klein's willingness to take on this new assignment," said Hagel. "She brings to the position a wealth of operational and leadership experience, including command responsibilities at various levels throughout the Navy community. Having served as the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, she knows that ethics and character are absolute values that must be constantly reinforced."

Additionally Hagel said, "I appreciate Rear Admiral Klein's willingness to take on this new assignment. She brings to the position a wealth of operational and leadership experience, including command responsibilities at various levels throughout the Navy community. Having served as the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, she knows that ethics and character are absolute values that must be constantly reinforced."

Klein, currently as the Chief of Staff, J5, on the Joint Staff, has served at Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Naval Military Personnel Command; White House Military Office; Brookings Legislative Fellow for Senator Olympia Snowe; operations director, Naval Network Warfare Command; and most recently as Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command.

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