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Roberta Hazard

Rear Adm. Roberta Hazard was the third woman line officer to be promoted to the rank of rear admiral in the Navy and, at the time, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. military. She was the first woman to command a United States Naval Training Command. She became the director for manpower and personnel, serving on the organization of the JCS in August 1987. She was selected for promotion to rear admiral (upper half) on May 18, 1988, the first woman to be board-selected for that grade. On August 31, 1988, she assumed the duties as director of human resources management and director of Personnel Excellence Program, Office of the CNO. Her final tour, as assistant chief of naval personnel, personal readiness and community support, extended from August 1989 through September 1992. In 1990 and 1991 she chaired the NATO Committee on Women in the Armed Forces.

Last Updated: 30 March 2023



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