Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

CDR (Ret.) Patricia J. Tutalo, USCG


  • Well-Being and Treatment Subcommittee Member

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Founder and CEO, Patti Tutalo Consulting, LLC
  • Co-founder, Women and Veteran Executives (WAVEs)
  • Communication and Fundraising Committee Member for non-profit, Medical Missionaries

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2019 after 20 years of active-duty service
  • Last assignment: Gender Policy Advisor to the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 2016-2019

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Executive Certificate in Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School 2021
  • Certificate, Next Step: Transition to Business, Dartmouth’s Tuck School 2021
  • Master of Arts in Holistic Counseling, Salve Regina University 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Management, U.S. Coast Guard Academy 2000


  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award, Dept. of Homeland Security 2018
  • Compass Award, U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal
CDR (Retired) Patricia J. Tutalo, USCG

Well-Being & Treatment Subcommittee Member