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In 1974, Crisp was commissioned an ensign at Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. Her early career included positions at Naval District of Washington as protocol officer and public affairs officer; security, communications, and public affairs positions at Pearl Harbor, HI; manpower and personnel department head in the 3rd Fleet; weapons control and air traffic control program project officer at Fleet Combat Direction Systems Support Activity in San Diego, CA. She was promoted to rear admiral in 2001. After that, Crisp was Director of Manpower and Personnel Readiness for the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman in Washington, DC. during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Between 2002 and 2004, she was stationed in Oahu with the Navy's Pacific Fleet. In January 2008, she assumed the position of Commander of the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC). In that role she represented U.S. government in POW/MIA negotiations with foreign governments and testified before the U.S. Congress. Two videos of her testimonies in 2008 and 2009 are available on the C-SPAN network. The mission of JPAC was to fully account for U.S. servicemembers who were lost during previous conflicts.
Other activities[edit | edit source]
Crisp is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and serves as its national vice-chair of the Commemorative Events Committee. Her focus is the World War I Centennial/Treaty of Versailles.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Education[edit | edit source]
- Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach, CA.
- Strategic Studies, National War College, Washington, D.C.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- Secretary of Defense Reengineering Excellence award
- Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
- Legion of Merit with three gold stars
- Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars
- Navy Commendation Medal
- Navy Achievement Medal
References[edit | edit source]
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- Admirals of the World: A Biographical Dictionary, 1500 to the Present. 2009. pp. 81.
- "Hale Associates". http://www.haleassociates.com/donna-crisp_1.html.
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- "Donna L. Crisp, National Vice Chair, Commemorative Events, World War One Centennial/Treaty of Versailles". https://blog.dar.org/donna-l-crisp-national-vice-chair-commemorative-events-world-war-one-centennialtreaty-versailles.
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- "Elks 2188 Annual Veterans Day Dinner". https://www.elks2188.org/veterans-day-dinner-2015.
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