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Cmdr. Diana Betz

Executive Officer, USS Mahan (DDG 72)

22 November 2021

Cmdr. Diana Betz
Cmdr. Diana Betz
Cmdr. Diana Betz
Cmdr. Diana Betz
Cmdr. Diana Betz
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VIRIN: 211122-N-OW182-0003
Commander Diana Betz is a native of Cary, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was commissioned through UNC's NROTC program in May 2004.

Betz’s sea duty assignments include Commissioning Crew aboard USS NITZE (DDG 94), Schedules and Training Officer attached to COMDESRON TWENTY TWO, and Operations Officer for both her department head tours aboard USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95) and USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56). Additionally, she served as a Senior Shipboard Assessor for Carrier Strike Group 4. Betz currently serves as the Executive Officer aboard USS Mahan (DDG 72).
 
Ashore, Betz attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and completed a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies of Southeast Asia and JPME Phase I. Upon completion, she served as an Action Officer in the Future Operations Cell at US Fleet Forces supporting Maritime Homeland Defense and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. Following Carrier Strike Group 4, Betz served as the Flag Aide to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic. Betz attended the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College and completed a Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy and JPME Phase II. Betz reported to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command - Joint Planning Support Element and served as the Lead Maritime Planner where she earned her Joint Qualification on this tour.
 
Betz awards’ include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), Meritorious Unit Citation, in addition to various individual and unit campaign awards.
 


 
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