Colonel Loretta Vandenberg was commissioned in December, 1990 and retired from the Marine Corps on 1 June, 2018. She was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Staff G-6, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans, LA, from where she retired. She is currently employed with BTAS, Inc. as an Information Technology Professional supporting the U.S. Air Force with Enterprise Information Technology program office support and contract requirements development.
Colonel Vandenberg served in a variety of operational, training, and staff assignments, including two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, during her career to include: Assistant Chief of Staff G6, III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF), Marine Corps Forces Pacific; Division Chief, Network Plans and Policies, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps; Leadership Course Director and Faculty Adviser, Command and Staff College; Deputy Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policies, Global Information Grid (GIG) Operations, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); Officer in Charge, Technical Management Support Office- Baghdad, Iraq, DISA; Program Director, Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration, GIG Engineering, DISA; S-6, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit; Deputy G-6, 3d Force Service Support Group, III MEF; Branch Chief, Systems Integration, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity; Marine Liaison Officer and Instructor, Naval Communications School, Naval Education and Training Command, Newport, RI; and Detachment OIC, Marine Wing Communications Squadron-18 Detachment C/S-6, Marine Aircraft Group-24, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Kaneohe Bay, HI.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Colonel Vandenberg received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Washington and Lee University. She holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Colonel Vandenberg’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (Third Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal. She also received two Japanese Self Defense Forces Achievement Medals during her tour as the III MEF AC/S G-6.
She is a life-member of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association and a member of IEEE.