LS1 Mandy C. Ojo is a native of the province of Guangxi, China. Her family migrated to the United States on May 29, 1999 in San Francisco, California. She attended Los Angles Job Corps three months later for two years and pursued her education in Glendale Community College in Los Angeles, California.
She enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program and reported to boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL, on June 24, 2004.
Her prior assignments include: Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Ten of San Diego, CA from 2004-2006 as an Airman; Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Six of San Diego, CA from 2006-2010 as OPTAR manager; Fleet Readiness Center South West of San Diego, CA from 2010-2013 as Leading Petty Officer; and Beachmaster Unit One of San Diego, CA from 2013 to present.
LS1 Ojo’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. She is also a qualified Surface Warfare Specialist, Air warfare Specialist, Lean Six Signma Green Belt and Black Belt.
LS1 Ojo is currently stationed at Beachmaster Unit One (BMU-1), San Diego, where she has been Supply Leading Petty Officer. In addition to her workplace responsibilities, she is entrusted to stand Commanding Duty Officer in BMU-1. She is also very active within the community, both on and off base. She has been volunteered for the Sabroso Project for four years where she helped preparing hot and tasty meal for over 300 homeless San Diego citizens. As a treasurer of the First Class Petty Officer Association, she coordinated several fundraising events and remains active in command social functions and diversity celebrations.