Dean “Peg” Klein, a Naval Academy graduate, completed her Navy career in 2017. As Rear Adm. Klein, she served as the Secretary of Defense’s Advisor for Military Professionalism. Klein served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Cyber Command and in 2008 served as director of operations for the Navy’s Network Warfare Command. In 2011, she commanded an American military force of five ships, 30 aircraft and over 3,300 Sailors and Marines in combat operations in the Mediterranean Sea. She served as the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, where she was responsible for 4,400 Navy and Marine Corps officer candidates. Klein also commanded an aviation squadron and wing.