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Northfield native Jodi Greene named deputy under secretary of the Navy for policy

Greene, who was Jodi Jill Johnson when she graduated from Northfield High School, will be a top policy adviser to the secretary of the Navy.

Jodi Greene, a Northfield native, has been named deputy under secretary of the Navy for policy, and will be a top adviser to U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

Greene, a Northfield High School graduate (known then as Jodi Jill Johnson), is a graduate of the University of Maryland and attended National Defense University. She enlisted in the Air Force in 1990.

In her new job, Navy officials say she will advise Mabus “on foreign and defense policy, intelligence oversight, security policy, future naval capabilities as well as readiness issues. She is also responsible for developing strategic guidance for the development of the Department on the Navy budget.”

Previously, she was responsible for Korea defense policy and later Russia defense policy from 2004 to 2007. In Sept. 2007, Greene was selected to the Senior Executive Service (SES) and became the senior director for policy in the Office of the DUSN, where she was the principal adviser on foreign and defense policy.