In several circles, she's the odds-on favorite to be the Defense Department's first woman four-star flag officer. She is the former Commander of Naval Training Center Great Lakes and was the first Commander of the Naval Service Training Command. She was also Commander of the Naval Personnel Development Command and served as the Director of Navy Staff. Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau is currently Deputy Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, which manages global air, land, and sea transportation for DOD. She met recently with Proceedings Senior Editor Fred Schultz at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington before a flight back to her headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Proceedings: How did someone who was born in San Antonio, grew up on the Hudson River, and graduated from Eisenhower College in New York's Finger Lakes region end up making the Navy a career?