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Kentucky Chapter/Community Speaker Series-CDR Billie Farrell Monday August 8 1pm Eastern

  • 1.  Kentucky Chapter/Community Speaker Series-CDR Billie Farrell Monday August 8 1pm Eastern

    Posted 07-19-2022 10:02

    The next speaker in the Kentucky Chapter/Community Series is CDR Billie Farrell, the first woman to command the USS Constitution, our Ship of State!  She will be sharing her experiences and the leadership lessons she's learned.  CDR Farrell, the 77th Commanding Officer of "Old Ironsides" will be speaking at 1pm Eastern on Monday August 8.

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Aug 8, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Kentucky Chapter/Community Speaker Series-CDR Billie Farrell . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

    More information about CDR Farrell, including her official biography, is available below.

    More information about the USS CONSTITUTION is available:  USS CONSTITUTION


    CDR Farrell is a native of Paducah, Kentucky.  She attended the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  She was awarded her Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas in 2009.

    Her first division officer tour was aboard 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. 

    After departing PERS-833, CDR 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.  She previously served as Executive Officer onboard USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

    Cmdr. Farrell is USS Constitution's 77th Commanding Officer. 

    CDR Farrell's awards include (3) Meritorious Service Medals. (4) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, (3) Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals.



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    James E. Manasco, MSLS, FSLA
    Candidate, Director 2023-2025, SLA
    2022 Chair, Fellows of SLA
    2022 President Kentucky Chapter/Community
    Manasco Acres
    55 Stinson Loop
    Hartford, KY 42347 USA
    james.manasco@icloud.com
    502-727-3603
    @jamesmanasco he/him/his
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