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Ms. Maureen Smith

Ms. Maureen Smith serves as the Executive Director, Navy Region Japan, responsible for resource management and fiscal stewardship necessary to execute shore installation management for Navy installations in Japan, Singapore, and Diego Garcia.

Ms. Smith began her career as an enlisted Sailor in 1983, completing assignments as a Yeoman in the active and reserve service before transitioning to a Department of Navy civilian career in 1991. She has over 35 years of experience working across Department of Defense activities leading and managing manpower and readiness at the joint, service component, and interagency level. 
Previous assignments
* Deputy Director, Manpower and Personnel Directorate (J1), United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM); Stuttgart, Germany
* Total Force Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Europe, Africa, Central (NAVFAC EURAFCENT); Naples, Italy
* Human Resource Management (HRM) Advisor, U.S. Ministry of Defense Advisor Program, NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan, Special Operations Joint Task Force –Afghanistan (NSOCC‐A/SOJTF‐A); Kabul, Afghanistan
* Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel and Administration Directorate (G1), United States Marine Corps Forces, Europe and Africa (MARFOREUR/AF); Stuttgart, Germany
* Global Force Management Analyst, Joint Staff Capabilities Directorate (J8); Washington DC
* Total Force Manpower Director, Commander Navy Installations Command; Washington DC
* Manpower Director, Office of Naval Intelligence; Suitland MD
* Manpower Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Washington DC

Ms. Smith has a degree in Business Management from University of Maryland and her civilian awards include the DON Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Medal (JSAM), and the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Medal (JSCM).

Last Updated: 27 March 2024


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