Admiral Ferguson, along with a distinguished group of female Navy Sailors, are in New York to participate in a panel at the UN focusing on accountability for the Representation of Women in Non-Traditional Sectors (law enforcement and armed forces). The March 7th panel is designed to share best practices on how traditionally male dominated institutions are working to affect change in their representation and incorporate women. In honor of the occasion, Admiral Ferguson rings The Closing BellSM.|
Click here to watch video of the ringing.
Ferguson's visit to New York and the UN is timed to coincide with International Women's Day on March 8th and is part of the Navy's commemoration of March as Women's History Month.
Admiral Mark Ferguson Bio:
Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy with the Class of 1978, Adm. Ferguson completed nuclear power training prior to entering the fleet as a surface warfare officer.
His afloat assignments include service on board USS South Carolina (CGN 37), USS Fife (DD 991) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). He commanded the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and Destroyer Squadron 18.
In addition to various staff assignments, he served as the assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command, chief of legislative affairs, and chief of naval personnel.
Ferguson holds a master's degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School and completed a National Security Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School. His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.