Sarah R. Boutwell

Assist and Assess Team College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
Sarah R. Boutwell faculty photo


Cmdr. Sarah Boutwell is a cryptologic warfare officer. Her Navy afloat tours include Naval Security Group Activity San Diego, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), where she qualified as a surface warfare officer. Her ashore tours include National Security Agency Hawaii, a deployment to Mosul, Iraq, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, NSA Maryland and Commander, U.S. Tenth Fleet. She has degrees from Johns Hopkins University in chemical engineering and from the Naval Postgraduate School in computer science.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Intel
  • South China Sea

Professional Highlights


Chief of Intel Support to Ops and Plans

Reinvigorated targeting department at FLTCYBERCOM/USTENTHFLT, leading team that increased validated targets from zero to 69 in two years.

Chief of Counterterrorism Cyber Section

Led cryptologic team that supported cyber operations conducted by Joint Task Force ARES.

Cryptologic Support Team OIC

Led cryptologic team that supported 3D Armored Cavalry Regiment in Mosul, Iraq.


M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, Computer Science

B.S., Johns Hopkins University, Chemical Engineering

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