Senior Chief Donna K. Baraoidan was a native of Hong Kong and graduated from West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. She enlisted in the Navy in December 1998, attending Basic Training at Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.
She is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 167) and Command Master Chief Course. She graduated summa cum laude from Upper Iowa University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Masters of Arts in industrial and organizational psychology from Argosy University.
Her sea duty assignments include quartermaster aboard USS Howard (DDG 83); navigation division leading petty officer and leading chief petty officer aboard USS Kidd (DDG 100); and navigation division leading chief petty officer and operations departmental leading chief petty officer aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25).
Her shore duty assignments include Commander, Navy Region Southwest and Commander, Navy Surface Force Pacific TYCOM material inspection team.
Baraoidan’s current assignment is command senior chief of PCU Oakland (LCS 24).
Her personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and various service and campaign awards.