Lieutenant Kristina F. Romero, USN
Instructor of Leadership
Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law
Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-B)
112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022
Lieutenant Kristina F. Romero, a native of Fayetteville, Georgia graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She was subsequently commissioned an Ensign and was selected to the Naval Aviator program.
After Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, she reported to NAS Whiting Field for primary flight training with VT-2. Following completion of the primary flight-training syllabus, she reported to NAS Corpus Christi for advanced multi-engine flight training with VT-31. She was designated a Naval aviator in April 2008.
After receiving her initial P-3C training at Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), she reported to NAS Brunswick, ME and Patrol Squadron EIGHT (VP-8) in February of 2009. While assigned to VP-8, she twice deployed to the FIFTH Fleet AOR in support of combat operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. LT Romero completed various unit level exercises in support of RIMPAC, UNITAS and supported earth quake relief operations in Haiti during operation UNIFIED RESPONSE.
During her tenure at VP-8 she served as Ground Safety Officer, PR/AME Branch Officer, Aircraft Division Officer- Detachment ISA, Training Plans Officer, Assistant Training Department Head and Aircrew Division Officer. Her qualifications in the squadron include Patrol Plane Commander, Functional Check Pilot, Special Mission Aircraft Commander and Mission Commander. Her personal awards include; Air Medal (Two Awards), Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal, GWOT, GWOT Expeditionary, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Two Awards) and Rifle/Pistol Expert.
Lieutenant Romero is now serving as a Leadership Instructor in the Leadership, Ethics and Law Department at the United States Naval Academy and will be teaching NL110 for the Fall Semester.