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Laura Martinez

Force Master Chief Laura Martinez became the first black Sailor and second woman to be selected as force master chief of the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 2007. A fleet marine force-designated specialist, she also held command leadership positions and served as command master chief at Naval Hospital Okinawa, with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and at the Field Medical Training Battalion-East (FMTB-East). She retired from the Navy in 2011 with more than 32 years of service.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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