Submarine Force Pacific
Oct 14, 2021 6:30 PM
Commander Cindy Fields
Submarine Force Pacific

CDR Fields is a native of Athens, Texas graduating from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.  She commissioned through Officer Candidate School.

As a Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan spokesperson in 2005, CDR Fields conducted press conferences, media interviews and synchronized communication with Afghan and Coalition partners during the first parliamentary election in several decades.

CDR Fields served as USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) media department head and public affairs officer and as public affairs officer for commander, Carrier Strike Group Three (CCSG 3), leading 35 Sailors in all internal and external media operations, community outreach, and social media integration.  She deployed twice to 7th and 5th Fleet, spearheading communication with U.S. Embassies and U.S. Fleet public affairs officers for Exercise Foal Eagle, Exercise Northern Edge, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

As a public affairs officer for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, CDR Fields led media operations for the Chairman and communication for strategic plans and policy issues such as, the counter-terrorism mission in Afghanistan; Syrian chemical weapons neutralization in MV Cape Ray; Asia-Pacific humanitarian response with USAID; the military response within the U.S. government Ebola response; ISIS in Syria-Iraq; train, advise, assist mission with the Iraqi military; counter-terrorism in Africa; and Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. 

CDR Fields led 45 Navy personnel as the officer-in-charge at the Defense Information School, Ft Meade Maryland and served as an instructor, advanced team lead and academic director in the Public Affairs Leadership Department, providing instruction and mentorship to Department of Defense civilians, officers, enlisted and international students.

In January 2017, CDR Fields reported to the Navy Secretariat Staff, Chief of Information, Washington, DC.  She directed Navy media operations as the assistant Chief of Information during a critical manning gap and served as the executive assistant to the Navy Chief of Information.

In 2019, CDR Fields reported to Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as special assistant for public affairs and force public affairs officer.  She is responsible for all aspects of communication synchronization for the commander, staff, and eight SUBRONs, 42 submarines, and two tenders.  She serves as lead public affairs officer for the Radiological Emergency Response and Emergency Assistance Team.

Personal decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster, Navy Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with four gold stars and other various campaign and service awards.