Retired LtCol, USMC (1 June 1981 to 30 September 2006)
Military highlights: Aide to LtGen Carol Mutter, Class President, Command and Staff College, Protocol Officer for the Marine Corps under 32d CMC; Commander, Personnel Administration School, Camp Johnson, NC; Top Level School graduate.
Manpower and Reserve Affairs Governance analyst (MI Division)
Branch Head, Family Readiness Branch, Manpower and Reserve Affairs
Fiscal and manpower management oversight of over 450 Family Readiness Officers and Marine Corps Family Team Building employees at the Marine Corps Installations, to include a staff of 12 civilian employees
Contractor, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, Quantico, Virginia (present position)
BA, Social Work
MS, Military Security Strategy, Command and Staff College, Quantico
MS, National Security Strategy, National War College, Ft McNair
Women Marines Association Experience:
Life Member since 1996
Active VA-1 Chapter member since 2005
Active WMA Working Group member since January 2020
Designated as Plans and Policy committee chair in July 2020
Designated as 1VP in June 2021
Member of the WMA Governance Committee:
Responsible for rewriting and reorganizing the WMA Governance structure and position descriptions for board members
Assisted in revising nomination and election processes (recused myself when details of nomination and election process were being finalized).
Member of WMA Logo and Branding Group:
Responsible for redesigning logo
Worked closely with HQMC Counsel Trademark Office to receive authority to use new logo and approval for authorized merchandise vendors
Member of new WMA website development team
Personal: Married to LtCol (USMC Ret) Steve Crittenden, 3 children: Zeph (Marine Major, 53K pilot), Michael and Maddie. One grandson, Matthew. I am from Darien, CT and have moved just about everywhere since 1981. We settled in Stafford, VA in 1991 after my husband retired and I moved around as a geo-Marine to finish out my USMC career.