Patricia A. Tracey Interview (MORS)
Tracey, Patricia A.
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Vice Admiral Patricia A. Tracey was Chief of Naval Education and Training from June 1996 to December 1998. She was the first female to achieve the rank of Vice Admiral in the US Navy and while on active duty was the Navy’s highest-ranking female naval officer. Vice Admiral Tracey graduated with distinction earning a Master of Science degree in Operations Research (OR) from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 1980, with Captain Wayne Hughes, FS, as her thesis advisor. She retired from the Navy in October 2004. She retired from Hewlett Packard Enterprises in October 2016 as Vice President of Homeland Security and Defense, and continues to serve on the Boards of Directors of US Steel and Armed Forces Benefits Association.
Interviewers: Dr. Gerald G. “Jerry” Brown; Captain Wayne Hughes, FS and Dr. Bob Sheldon, FS. This interview was conducted by Dr. Sheldon on June 29, 2016, at HP Enterprises in Herndon, Virginia, with Dr. Brown and Captain Hughes joining via telephone.This document is the official, published version.