Rear Adm. Berg is a
1991 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and was commissioned as a
Cryptologist. She studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute in
1992, and Arabic at the Kalimat Institute in Cairo, Egypt in 2004. Berg
received a Master of Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic
from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK, in 2005. Operational tours
include Navy Security Group Activity, Rota, Spain, where Berg flew over 1000
hours as a communications intercept evaluator onboard EP-3E aircraft in support
of Operations Provide Promise/Sharp Guard. She served onboard the USS
Kidd (DDG 993), Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12; USS Sartoga (CV 60), and
USS Key West (SSN 722) while assigned to Naval Security Group Activity Rota,
Spain. She participated in fleet staff talks with the post-Soviet Russian
Navy in the Mediterranean while at Sixth Fleet aboard USS LaSalle (AGF 3) in
Gaeta, Italy, followed by a tour at Royal Air Force Menwith Hill Station,
Harrogate, UK. In 2012, Berg deployed to Afghanistan as director of the
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Red Team at ISAF Headquarters in
Kabul. As director, she led alternative analysis and provided strategic
assessments recommendations to the ISAF Commander. Following deployment,
Berg served as the deputy Plans and Policy at Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth
Fleet. Berg’s command tours include the Navy Information Operations Command in
Bahrain (2008-2009), where she was responsible for providing theater airborne
and surface signals intelligence (SIGINT) support to Iraqi Freedom, Enduring
Freedom, and Persian Gulf maritime operations; and the Navy Element Commander
of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Military
Intelligence Training Center (2013-2015). Her first Flag assignment is
the Director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Africa Command.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Heidi.
·How is the US intelligence structure organized across Africa?
·What are the specific challenges of managing an intelligence operation in Africa?
·How is geospatial intelligence playing a key role in addressing threats and risks across the continent?
·What does the future hold for US intelligence missions in Africa?
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