Captain Tracy L. Hines, selected for promotion to rear admiral (lower half), will be assigned as Navy Cyber Security Division director, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  Hines is currently serving as executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.

Captain Hines’ biography follows:

Hines is a graduate of Trident University with a Masters in Information Technology Cyber Forensics. She received her commission through the Limited Duty Officer Program in 1996.

Her operational assignments include USS Constellation (CV 64), where she completed two deployments to the Western Pacific and the Arabian Gulf; USS Cleveland (LPD 7), which participated in Operation Enduring Freedom; Naval Special Warfare Group One, as the officer in charge of Mobile Communications Team; Explosive Ordnance Group One; and Expeditionary Strike Group Three, supporting Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group deployments to the Western Pacific.

Her ashore assignments included Program Executive Office C4I San Diego, Calif.; OPNAV N2/N6 as the deputy executive assistant; and BUPERS-3 in Millington, Tenn., as the officer community manager.

Hines completed an individual augmentee tour in Baghdad, Iraq, from May 2006 to June 2007. While assigned to the Multi-National Forces Iraq, she led the International Zone Fiber Optic Network Program.

From January 2014 to March 2016, Hines served as the commanding officer for Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego.

Her qualifications include information warfare officer, surface warfare officer, tactical action officer, officer of the deck underway, conning alongside officer, junior officer of the deck and surface warfare information center officer.

Her personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4).