Rear Admiral Dennis Moynihan, USN
As the U.S. Navy's Chief of Information (CHINFO), Rear Adm. Moynihan serves as principal spokesman for the Department of the Navy and provides strategic communication counsel to the secretary of the Navy and the chief of Naval Operations. He leads the Navy's public affairs community of more than 2,500 active and reserve officer, enlisted, and civilian communication professionals. Moynihan's most recent assignment was as chief public affairs officer for NATO's Allied Command Transformation and director of public affairs, U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., from 2006 to 2009. He has served in the public affairs community since 1993. From 2003 to 2005, he was special assistant for public affairs on the staff of the chief of Naval Operations. He served in similar capacities for the chief of Naval Personnel and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic. Moynihan also was the director for the Navy Office of Information, Southwest in Dallas, Texas. Moynihan served at sea as public affairs officer in USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and commander, Enterprise Battle Group from 1996 to 1998. He served his first public affairs assignment in the Office of Information from 1993 to 1996 as aide to the chief of Information and as action officer on the Navy news desk. Moynihan is a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He received a M.A. degree in communication from the University of Oklahoma and a M.S. degree in national security strategy from the National War College.