Valerie Langstaff

TMCM, EOD, USN (ret)

Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, Facility / Internal Threat Program Security Officer, Educator

Master Chief Langstaff enlisted in the U.S. Navy when women were just starting to explore new fields. She was the first enlisted woman to complete Diving/EOD training in 1982, parlaying that into a 21-year career of firsts. She completed 350 EOD dives, mentored many sailors, and was a role model for the few following women. In retirement, she cofounded a Disabled Veteran, Women-Owned Small Business specializing in Human Resources, sole sourcing over 20 Federal agencies. She serves her community as a mentor and educator. She is still “one of” the EOD community as an EOD Master Chief and Master EOD Technician.

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