Victoria graduated from the US Naval Academy in May 2000 and holds a graduate degree from St. John’s
College in Annapolis, MD.
Victoria attended flight school in Pensacola, FL, earning her wings in 2002 as a helicopter pilot flying the
MH-60S. Her first duty station was in Norfolk, VA. While in Norfolk, she completed a Persian Gulf
deployment as the detachment maintenance officer. After a second tour in Norfolk at an Intermediate
Maintenance Facility, leading a team of over 600, Victoria transitioned to the Pentagon. While at the
Pentagon Victoria worked in the Navy Irregular Warfare Office focusing on counterterrorism and
While at the Pentagon, Victoria volunteered to serve with the Army for the better part of 2010 at NATO
Training Mission Afghanistan in Kabul. While there she worked extensively with the Department of
State, the European Union Police Mission and the Afghan Ministry of Interior to improve the Afghan
National Police. Ultimately, she was hand selected to travel back to DC to brief other USG agencies on
current strategy and to Jordan and Turkey to coordinate efforts with our allies. Her essay on lessons
learned was posted on Tom Rick’s Foreign Policy Magazine website.
Upon returning from Afghanistan, Victoria left Active Duty, joined the Reserves and entered the
graduate program at St. John’s College. During these two years, Victoria worked at the US Institute of
Peace which allowed her to be a part of the foreign policy conversation between leaders in academia,
the private sector, NGOs and various branches of the government, to include the Office of the Secretary
of Defense. Victoria left the Naval Reserves in 2012, despite being promoted to Commander (O-5) at the
12-year mark, well ahead of her peers.
After graduate school, Victoria began working at Deloitte Consulting, LLC, primarily working for clients in
the Department of Defense and political groups in the areas of strategy and governance.
Victoria choose to stay home full-time during the pregnancy of her second child, in February 2015.
Victoria went back to the workforce in October 2018 as a Senior Strategic Advisor for the start-up
consulting firm, Echo Five Group. In this role, she has direct client engagement with an international
Fortune 5 company and the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Civil-Military Engagement Office.
Victoria has spent many hours volunteering specifically with Veterans organizations such as the
American Women Veterans as an advisor and public speaker, appearing on the Kojo Nnamdi Show. She
has also volunteered over vacation periods in New Orleans post-Katrina and in Lima, Peru. Additionally,
Victoria was a Board Member on her children’s school board for two years in Alexandria, VA.
Victoria has always enjoyed dance – spending many years in Tap classes as a child and ballet classes as
an adult. Additionally, she has taken numerous drawing and pottery classes in her adulthood.
Victoria currently resides in Annapolis, MD with her husband, Robert, and three children, Edith (5y),
Clark (4y) and Gwendolyn (2y).