One of the first women selected for sea duty, VADM Pottenger served in leadership roles which included division officer, department head, executive officer and commanding officer on repair and combat support ships. She became the first female admiral to command an expeditionary strike group; in addition to overseeing a logistics force of 30 ships and the Navy's $3 billion Expeditionary Forces of 40,000 sailors. Her final assignment was with NATO, as the senior US Flag Officer responsible for military transformation and high visibility security issues such as counterterrorism and cyber.
"We are extremely pleased that Carol Pottenger has joined our board of director Her extensive knowledge of the U.S. Navy and established record of providing strategic direction will be valuable for Serco as we grow our defense market sector," said Dave Dacquino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Serco Inc. "Additionally, her expertise in business management, human capital development, and financial acumen will be utilized across Serco."
Currently, VADM Pottenger is principal and owner of CMP Global LLC and provides consulting services in business development, process improvement, corporate governance, strategic planning, and cyber and information systems. A graduate of Purdue University, she also serves on various defense, advisory, and non-profit boards including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Board of Partners and Principals.