Vice Admiral James F. Amerault
United States Navy

Vice Admiral Amerault graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy on June 9, 1965.

Vice Admiral Amerault served at-sea as Gunnery Officer and First Lieutenant in MASSEY (DD 778) and later as Officer in Charge, Patrol Craft Fast 52. He then served as Engineer Officer in TAYLOR (DD 468) and BENNER ((DD 801), and as Executive Officer in DUPONT (DD 941) and SIERRA (AD 18). He served as commissioning Commanding Officer in NICHOLAS (FFG 47) and later as Commanding Officer in SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD 37). Vice Admiral Amerault has also served as Staff Combat Information Center Officer for Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group TWO. He commanded Destroyer Squadron SIX, Amphibious Group FOUR, and the Western Hemisphere Group. His shore assignments have included Deputy/Acting Director, Program Resource Appraisal Division (OP-81); Executive Assistant to the Director, Surface Warfare Division (N86); Director, Operations Division, Office of Budget and Reports of the Navy Comptroller; Director, Office of Budget in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) and Director, Fiscal Management Division (N82) in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics).

He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (MS Operations Research) and the University of Utah (MA Middle East Affairs and Arabic), and was Navy's 1986-87 Federal Executive Fellow at the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California.

Medals he is authorized to wear include: the Legion of Merit (seven awards); the Bronze Star with V; the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards); and Vietnam, Desert Storm, and other campaign medals.

Vice Admiral Amerault and his wife, Cathy, reside in Centreville, Virginia with their children.