CMDCM Veronica L. Tutt, USN (Ret.)

Veronica Tutt, an Army brat, raised throughout the United States, enlisted in the Navy. Duty stations over her 34 year career include, NTTC Orlando, Fl.; NTTC San Diego, Ca.; NROTC, Marquette University; The Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center Atlanta, Ga; Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Brooklyn, NY,; Navy Reserve Center, Wilmington, NC,; Naval Reserve Force, New Orleans, LA; Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, San Diego, Ca. Navy Reserve Readiness Command Region 19, San Diego Ca.; USS John F. Kennedy, Mayport Fl.; Armed Forces Reserve Center, Jacksonville, Fl.; Naval Reserve Personnel Center, New Orleans, LA.

During her career, she obtained her Master Degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman University. She is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, El Paso TX. Class 41 and the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Rhode Island, Class 81.

Master Chief Tutt was the first African American female selected as a Master Chief in the Full-Time Support Program in 1995. Her final tour of duty was the Naval Reserve Readiness Command Southeast, Jacksonville, FL as the Command Master Chief. She retired from the United States Navy in 2006. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various sea and campaign service awards.

Ms. Tutt is on several nonprofit boards. She is an active volunteer with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, where serves as Vice Chair for Northeast Florida, Northeast Florida Women Veterans Association, Northeast Florida Aids Network, and the Association of the United States Navy. She is also a Lifetime Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc., where she currently serves as the President of the Jacksonville Florida Alumnae chapter.