Lieutenant Dianna Dietrich, USN
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Lieutenant Dianna Dietrich graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and was commissioned in May of 2008. She reported to her first command, USS SIMPSON (FFG 56)) out of Mayport, FL in July of 2008. While onboard, she served as the Ordnance Officer, Legal Officer, and Main Propulsion Officer and completed a six month Counter-Illicit Trafficking deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. She also participated in BALTOPS 2010 with USS SIMPSON.
Upon completion of her first division officer tour in December 2010, Lieutenant Dietrich then reported to USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) stationed in San Diego, CA where she served as the Fire Control Officer from March 2011 to September 2012. During this time, she made her second deployment in the North Arabian Gulf as an independent Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) unit in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her ship was involved in the patrolling and protection of the Iraqi oil terminals. From June 2012 to August 2012 USS HIGGINS successfully participated in the globally known exercise, RIMPAC. During this exercise, HIGGINS successfully executed an SM-2 missile shoot. HIGGINS was awarded the
Battle “E” Award for 2012.
Lieutenant Dietrich returned to the Naval Academy in September 2012 as an instructor in the Department of Leadership Ethics and Law. She is currently a core instructor for NL110. Lieutenant is also the Volunteer Assistant Coach for Navy Women’s Swimming and Diving.
Lieutenant Dietrich’s personal awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.