fishburne.jpg (106847 bytes) NAME: REAR ADMIRAL Lillian Fishburne


Rear Admiral Fishburne was born March 25, 1949 at Patuxent River, Maryland and raised in Rockville, Maryland.  She graduated from Lincoln University, Oxford, Pennsylvania in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.  She received a Master of Arts in Management from Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri in 1980.  RADM Fishburne was awarded a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 1982.  Also, she is a 1993 graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.  RADM Fishburne was commissioned an Ensign upon completion of Women Officers School at Newport, Rhode Island in February 1973.

Her first duty assignment was Personnel and Legal Officer at the Naval Air Test Facility, Lakehurst, New Jersey.  In August 1974, she was assigned to Navy Recruiting District, Miami, Florida as an Officer Programs recruiter until November 1977.

From November 1977 to August 1980, RADM Fishburne was the Officer in Charge of the Naval Telecommunications Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.  Next, she spent two years as a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.  Upon completion of postgraduate school, she reported to the Command, Control, Communications Directorate, Chief of Naval Operations (OP-940).  There, she served as the Assistant Head, Joint Allied Command and Control Matters Branch until December 1984.

RADM Fishburne's next assignment was Executive Officer, Naval Communication Station, Yokosuka, Japan.  In February 1987, she was assigned to the Command, Control, and Communications Directorate, Chief of Naval Operations (OP-942) as a Special Projects Officer.  Her next duty assignment was Commanding Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Key West, Florida from July 1990 to July 1992.  Following this tour, RADM Fishburne was a student at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces until 1993.  Upon graduation, she was assigned to the Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems Directorate, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., assuming the position as Chief, Command and Control Systems Support Division (J6C) in December 1994.

Next, RADM Fishburne assumed command of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Easter Pacific, Wahiawa, Hawaii on August 25, 1995.  Currently, she is assigned as the Director, Information Transfer Division for the Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control Directorate, Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.  RADM Fishburne was promoted to her current rank on February 1, 1998.

Awards and decorations which RADM Fishburne has received include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal.

RADM Fishburne and her spouse, Albert J. Sullivan of Daytona Beach, Florida have one daughter, Cherese, age 17.

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