Commander Billie J. (BJ) Farrell
CDR Farrell was born and raised in Kentucky. She attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.
Her first tour was onboard USS VELLA GULF (CG 72) as Electrical Officer. She then briefly took over as OI Division Officer before fleeting up as Navigator for her second tour.
After completion of her two division officer tours, CDR Farrell reported to COMNAVPERSCOM in Millington, TN. She became an Action Officer in PERS-833 (Post Selection Board Matters). While there, she assumed the duties as Delay Section Head and Assistant Board Screener. While in Millington, she was awarded her Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas.
After departing PERS-833, LCDR Farrell started the Department Head pipeline. She reported to USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) in March 2012 as the Weapons Officer. She then assumed the responsibilities as the Combat Systems Officer onboard.
Her next tour was as the Deputy Director for Professional Development at the United States Naval Academy. After departing USNA, CDR Farrell reported to Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic as Deputy N3.
CDR Farrell’s awards include (2) Meritorious Service Medal, (4) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, (3) Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal.