Photo Feature: Rear Admiral Bolivar promoted

Photos by MC2 Nardel Gervacio,
Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Northwest, received her one-star shoulder boards during her promotion ceremony held at the U.S. Pacific Fleet Boathouse, July 16. The shoulder boards were attached by her father, Ted Cereno Bolivar, and sister, Jeni Bolivar-Ventresca, during her promotion ceremony. Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, officiated at the ceremony.

Bolivar was born in Hawaii and received her commission upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1985. She served as the commanding officer of USS Salvor (ARS 52). She is the former commanding officer of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One (MDSU-1) in Pearl Harbor and most recently served as chief of staff to Commander, Navy Installations Command. In June 2013, Bolivar assumed duties as commander, Navy Region Northwest, a 6-state area of responsibility, headquartered in Silverdale, Wash.

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