Mrs. Karin Ornberg
Senior Staff Assistant, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
201-A Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-J), 112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022
In her current role, Karin Ornberg serves as the Senior Staff Assistant at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership where she is responsible for the day-to-day office administration and event management. Prior to her joining the Stockdale Center, Karin served 22 years in the United States Air Force and retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (E-8).
At the time of her retirement, Karin was assigned to the office of the Chief, National Guard Bureau (4-Star) as the Protocol Superintendent. This was at a time when the CNGB was elevated to a position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Prior to that, she was assigned as the Protocol Director for the Headquarters Air Staff, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Protocol Office. Because of her extensive time while in these positions she became highly proficient in all matters of protocol. Previous to her experience in the protocol field, Karin served as the Executive Assistant for the Director, Air National Guard (3-Star) for eight years. The knowledge and skills she ascertained during her career, but especially during the last 15 years of service, make her uniquely qualify for her current position. Karin has received many awards and honors during her military career with her highest award being a USAF Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
After Karin's retirement from the USAF she wasted no time in accomplishing her education goals by receiving two Associates Degrees, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organization Management and culminating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree, with a concentration in hospitality management from Johnson and Wales University. Additionally, she received certification with the American Culinary Federation in Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts.
Karin enjoys protocol, event management, gardening, sports, interior design, and volunteering with the American Culinary Federation and her for community.