Dr. Mark A. Livingston

Titles and Organizations

Assistant Deputy, Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education


Dr. Mark Livingston assumed the duties as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (ADCNO MPT&E) in May 2020.

As the ADCNO MPT&E (OPNAV N1B), he serves as the civilian executive advisor to the Chief of Naval Personnel. Together they are responsible for driving efforts to develop, modernize, and transform Navy personnel policies and systems, for planning, programming, and budgeting of all MPT&E resources, and for managing policies and programs related to Sailors and their families.

A member of the Senior Executive Service since 2013, Dr. Livingston most recently served as the Senior Director of Security and Senior Director of Intelligence for the Department of the Navy, with previous assignment as the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Intelligence & Analysis for the Transportation Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Livingston has previously served his country as a US Marine Corps Intelligence Officer, Federal Law Enforcement Service as a Supervisory Special Agent at the Pentagon, Senior Nuclear Reactor Specialist at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Director of Corporate Intelligence Programs, Northrop Grumman. He is a graduate of University of Maryland University College, where he earned a BS in Psychology, an MSc in Human Resource Management, an MBA, and a Doctorate in Management.

Dr. Livingston has received several awards and meritorious citations, including US Navy Civilian Superior & Civilian Meritorious Service Medals and the Director of National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal, and nomination for the George Washington Spymaster Award. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society, the ONI Senior Executive Development Program, the Vanguard Senior Executive Development Program, the Department of the Navy Executive Leadership Program, and the FBI SES Cyber Leadership course. Dr. Livingston is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, University College, and the University of Arkansas.