Anne M. Brennan

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Anne M. Brennan

Anne M. Brennan was the acting United States General Counsel of the Navy in 2009.


Anne M. Brennan attended Wellesley College, receiving a B.A., and Suffolk University Law School, receiving a J.D.

In 1986, Brennan joined the United States Department of the Navy's Office of General Counsel (DON-OGC) in the Civilian Personnel Law Section of the Office of the Counsel of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). She was later detailed to the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, working as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division. When she returned to the Office of the Counsel of NAVSEA, she worked as a procurement attorney. In 1995, she became Counsel of the Office of Program Appraisal, and at the same time became Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. She returned to NAVSEA in 1997 as head of its Civilian Personnel Law Section; in 2000, she became head of the NAVSEA Systems Section. In 2003, she joined the Office of the Associate General Counsel for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions). She became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2004, at the same time becoming Deputy Counsel for NAVSEA. The next year, she became Assistant General Counsel (Financial Management & Comptroller), and in 2007, she became Counsel of NAVSEA.

On January 20, 2008, Brennan became Deputy General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. She became Principal Deputy General Counsel in August 2009.

From May 2009 to March 2010, Breenan served as Acting General Counsel of the Navy.


Government offices
Preceded by
Frank Jimenez
General Counsel of the Navy (acting)
May 1, 2009 – March 11, 2010
Succeeded by
Paul L. Oostburg Sanz