Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

VADM (Ret.) Robin R. Braun, USN


  • Vice Chair

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Identiv, Inc.
  • Vice Chairman, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Pensacola, FL
  • Treasurer, Northern Arizona University Foundation
  • Pilot, FedEx Corporation (Retired)

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired from the U.S. Navy in 2016 with 37 years of Active and Reserve service
  • Last assignment: Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force
  • Naval Aviator; first woman to command a Navy Reserve aviation squadron

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Master’s in Public Administration, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Science, Northern Arizona University
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Northern Arizona University
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Concordia University of Chicago


  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal 
  • Legion of Merit (3 awards)
  • Honorary Chief Petty Officer
  • DAR Patriot Award
  • 2015 Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award, Northern Arizona University
VADM (Ret.) Robin R. Braun, USN

Vice Chair