The highest-ranking active duty women in the Navy are Vice Admiral Carol Pottenger and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard (both are Surface Warfare Officers). Vice Admiral Robin Braun is the 12th Chief of the Navy Reserve, and is the first female leader of the Navy Reserve. She is also the highest ranking female Aviator. Vice Admiral Nanette DeRenzi is the highest ranking female in the Judge Advocate General Corps.
Rear Admiral Cynthia Covell is the highest ranking Human Resources Officer in the Navy. Currently all the Human Resource Flag Officers are female.
Rear Admiral Elizabeth Train is the highest ranking female Information Dominance Corps officer and is the only female Intelligence Officer admiral.
Rear Admiral Patricia Wolfe is the highest ranking female Supply Corps officer.
Rear Admiral Katherine Gregory is the first female Chief of Civil Engineers, as well as the highest ranking female Civil Engineer Corps Officer.
Rear Admiral Eleanor Valentin is the only female Medical Service Corps admiral.
Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben is the only female Chaplain admiral.
Rear Admiral Martha Herb is the only female Explosive Ordnance Disposal admiral.
Rear Admiral Raquel Bono is the only female Medical Corps officer.
Rear Admiral Elizabeth Niemyer is the highest ranking female Nurse Corps officer.
Rear Admiral Elaine Wagner is the only female Dental Corps admiral.
Rear Admiral Elizabeth Train is the only female Intelligence Officer admiral.
Rear Admiral Jan Tighe is the only female Information Warfare Officer admiral.
Rear Admiral Diane Webber is the highest ranking female Information Professional Officer
For more biographies on female flag officers, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command webpage.
Fleet Master Chief Joann Ortloff serves in one of four Fleet Master Chief positions in the Navy, assigned to Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa. Ortloff is only the second woman to serve as a Fleet Master Chief. Ortloff was the first female Operational (numbered) Fleet Command Master Chief, while assigned to COMTHIRDFLT.
Fleet Master Chief April Beldo serves in one of four Fleet Master Chief positions in the Navy, assigned to Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) under the Chief of Naval Personnel. Beldo is the first African American female Fleet Master Chief in the Navy and only third woman to hold this position. Beldo was also the first African American female Command Master Chief to serve onboard a nuclear aircraft carrier.
Force Master Chief Nancy Hollingsworth serves as the FORCM for Commander, Navy Installations Command Headquarters, the first woman to hold this position. She is currently the only female Force Master Chief in the Navy.
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