Committee Member

Fleet Master Chief (Retired) JoAnn M. Ortloff, USN
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services


  •  Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • Ambassador for the Women in Military Service for America (WIMSA) Memorial
  • Volunteer travel advisor (civilian and military)
  • Volunteer speaker/consultant on leadership and team training

Prior Military Service
or Affiliation

  • Retired from the U.S. Navy in 2015 after 33 years
  • Navy’s first female operational numbered fleet Command Master Chief
  • Last assignment: Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa

Highest Education

  • KEYSTONE Senior Enlisted Leadership Course
  • Navy Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Course
  • Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 100 “Blue”)
  • Executive Medical Department Enlisted Course
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt

Achievements /
Awards /

  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards)
  • Good Conduct Medal (9 awards)
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various campaign/service ribbons
  • 2000 Captain Joy Bright Hancock Leadership Award Recipient

FLTCM JoAnn Ortloff, USN, Retired