Capt. Heidi Agle, Director, Navy Suicide Prevention Branch
Navy Capt. Heidi Agle most recently served as commodore, Amphibious Squadron Eleven, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
A native of Moose Creek, Alaska, Agle enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May 1983. In July 1985, she entered the U.S. Naval Academy as a Second Class Fire Control Technician (FC2). Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree in English from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989, Agle commissioned as an Ensign surface warfare officer. Agle earned a master’s of business administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from the National University in San Diego, Calif., and a master’s of science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College at the National Defense University.
Agle’s sea tours include deck officer and a boilers officer aboard USS White Plains (AFS 4); first lieutenant aboard USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41); operations officer for commander, Amphibious Squadron Two (CPR2 N3), which included deployments aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and USS Nassau (LHA 4); executive officer aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52); commanding officer aboard USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), which included a seven-month, independent, anti-piracy deployment; chief-of-staff for Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, which included embarking both USS Essex (LHD 2) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for multiple exercises and operations; and deputy commodore, Amphibious Squadron Eleven, embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Agle’s sea tours included deployments in support of operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Noble Anvil, Joint Guardian, Allied Force, Avid Response, Shining Hope, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Tomodachi and Damayan.
Agle’s shore tours include schedules officer, Commander Logistics Group One; administrative assistant, U.S. Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs; human resources officer, Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific; functional capabilities board working group chair, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and military faculty at Command and Staff College, U.S. Marine Corps University.
Personal awards include a Legion of Merit Award, the Bronze Star and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.