Former Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett Joins Academy Securities Advisory Board


NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Academy Securities, a registered broker, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett to the firm’s advisory board.

Danelle Barrett is a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. She has over 30 years of proven leadership expertise in the development of innovative strategies in cyber, digital transformation and telecommunications, as well as in global operations. As Admiral, Ms Barrett served as Director of Day-to-Day Operations at US Cyber ​​Command and assumed duties in 2017 as Director of the Navy’s Cyber ​​Security Division and Deputy Director of Information within the Chief of the Naval Operations Staff. In her most recent position with the US Navy, she led the strategic development and execution of the Navy’s digital and cybersecurity efforts, corporate information technology improvements, and corporate policy and governance. cloud for over 700,000 staff on a global network. She is one of less than 200 women in history to achieve the rank of Admiral in the United States Navy.

“We are extremely honored to add Danelle Barrett to our Advisory Board,” said Chance Mims, President and CEO of the Academy, “Her leadership and military accomplishments are remarkable and her expertise in cybersecurity will be invaluable to the cabinet. ”

Rear Admiral Barrett commented on his Academy Securities membership: “I look forward to working with the Academy team. I admire the firm’s mission-oriented culture and hope to use my expertise to add valuable insight to our clientele.

Rear Admiral Barrett graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in History where she received her commission as an officer from the US Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. She holds a Master of Arts in Management, Strategic National Security Studies and Human Resource Development. She also obtained a Master of Science in Information Management. Ms. Barrett has several military decorations, including the Defense Senior Service Medal, the Women in Technology Leadership Award and the Women of Influence Award from the Executive Women’s Forum. She has published 40 articles on cyber, technology, innovation and leadership. His book, “Rock the Boat: Fostering Innovation, Driving Change, and Being a Successful Leader” was released in June 2021.

“With additions like Danelle Barrett, our team just gets stronger and more complete. We are delighted that a professional like Rear Admiral Barrett is joining our cabinet, ”said Academy President Phil McConkey.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a leading investment bank owned by disabled veterans, strong in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leaders and staff have undergone intensive military training before entering and gaining in-depth financial services experience in global financial markets. We are driven by a mission with a high code of ethics, a strong sense of responsibility and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders, and proud teamwork bring out the best in everyone for the benefit of our clients. Academy is the first and only investment bank owned by veterans with disabilities after 9/11 and is DVBE, SDVOSB and MBE certified. The company has a strong leading and mid-level customer base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, Austin, Louisville and Sacramento. Information on Academy Securities is available at


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