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.