Rear Admiral Roberta L. Hazard was the third female line officer to be promoted to the rank of Read Admiral in the Navy. Upon her promotion in 1988, she was the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. military. She was also the first woman to command a U.S. Naval Training Command.
Rear Admiral Hazard served as special assistant to the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Head of the Women's Program in the Military Personnel and Training Division, Bureau of Personnel, Commanding officer of Naval Administrative Command, and retired as the Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel, personal Readiness and Community Support in 1992. She also chaired the NATO committee on Women in the Armed Forces.
Rear Admiral Hazard received the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal the Navy Achievement Medal and the national Deference Service Medal during her 32-year career in the Navy.