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Admiral Fishburne was born March 25, 1949 at Patuxent
River, Maryland and raised in Rockville, Maryland.
She graduated from Lincoln University, Oxford, Pennsylvania in
1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
She received a Master of Arts in Management from Webster College,
St. Louis, Missouri in 1980. RADM
Fishburne was awarded a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications
Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey,
California in 1982. Also,
she is a 1993 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. RADM
Fishburne was commissioned an Ensign upon completion of Women Officers
School at Newport, Rhode Island in February 1973.
first duty assignment was Personnel and Legal Officer at the Naval Air
Test Facility, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
In August 1974, she was assigned to Navy Recruiting District,
Miami, Florida as an Officer Programs recruiter until November 1977.
November 1977 to August 1980, RADM Fishburne was the Officer in Charge
of the Naval Telecommunications Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.
Next, she spent two years as a student at the Naval Postgraduate
School, Monterey, California. Upon
completion of postgraduate school, she reported to the Command, Control,
Communications Directorate, Chief of Naval Operations (OP-940).
There, she served as the Assistant Head, Joint Allied Command and
Control Matters Branch until December 1984.
Fishburne's next assignment was Executive Officer, Naval Communication
Station, Yokosuka, Japan. In
February 1987, she was assigned to the Command, Control, and
Communications Directorate, Chief of Naval Operations (OP-942) as a
Special Projects Officer. Her
next duty assignment was Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and
Telecommunications Station, Key West, Florida from July 1990 to July
1992. Following this tour,
RADM Fishburne was a student at the Industrial College of the Armed
Forces until 1993. Upon
graduation, she was assigned to the Command, Control, Communications and
Computer Systems Directorate, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.,
assuming the position as Chief, Command and Control Systems Support
Division (J6C) in December 1994.
RADM Fishburne assumed command of Naval Computer and Telecommunications
Area Master Station, Easter Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii on August 25, 1995.
Currently, she is assigned as the Director, Information Transfer
Division for the Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control
Directorate, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.
RADM Fishburne was promoted to her current rank on February 1,
and decorations which RADM Fishburne has received include the Defense
Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two
awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards) and the Navy Achievement
Fishburne and her spouse, Albert J. Sullivan of Daytona Beach, Florida
have one daughter, Cherese, age 17.
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