Ms. Linda A. Newton assumed duties as the Director for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) and Command Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Pacific Fleet in October 2002. As the N6, Newton is responsible for ensuring operational C4I capability for all afloat and ashore commands in the Pacific Fleet. As the CIO, she is actively engaged in strategic C4I and Information Technology (IT) initiatives within the Department of the Navy, the U.S. Pacific Command and the Pacific Fleet.
Newton was selected for appointment to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in June 1997.
She began her federal career in 1983 as a Presidential Management Intern based at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Developmental assignments included details in the NAVSEA operations and shipbuilding budget offices, the Navy Comptroller’s Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee. Newton moved to the Navy Comptroller’s Office in March 1988. Newton assumed the position of Deputy Fleet Comptroller for the Pacific Fleet in August 1993. From June 1997 through October 2002, she served as the Executive Director for Planning and Resources.
Newton is a graduate of the Navy’s Executive Business Courses from Babson College and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Newton also completed an executive leadership program at Stanford/Harvard Graduate Business School Executive Education Program, the DOD National Security Leadership Course at Syracuse University, the Navy’s Revolution in Business Practices Course from Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval War College Off-Campus Program. Newton graduated with a bachelor’s of arts degree from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
Newton has received numerous performance and special awards over her career. She has been awarded the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award and the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.