RADM Margaret "Peg" Klein, USN (Ret.)
Dean, Leadership and Ethics, Naval War College
Board of Directors
Rear Admiral Margaret Klein serves as Dean of Leadership and Ethics for the Naval War College, also charged with supporting the Navy’s leader development strategy. She completed a 35-year Navy career in March 2017. Her last active-duty assignment was as the Secretary of Defense’s Advisor for Military professionalism. Prior to that tour, she served as Chief of Staff for the Joint Staff J5 and U.S. Cyber Command.
In 2011, she commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group in combat operations in the Mediterranean Sea. From 2008 to 2010, she served as Director of Operations for the Navy Network Warfare Command, the precursor to Fleet Cyber Command. Rear Admiral Klein served as the 82nd Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and commanded an E-6 squadron and the Navy’s nuclear command-and-control wing.