Spouse of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Term of Service: 2 years (or until the end of her husband’s tour) — Starting January 2017
Mrs. Elka Franco-Giordano is the spouse of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. She was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Kenwood High School in June 1993. Following graduation, she attended The Community Colleges of Baltimore County earning her AA and AS degrees. She later obtained her Registered Nurse licensure.
Affiliating with military service since 1999 as a spouse of a United States Navy Sailor, Ms. Franco-Giordano has called Spain, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, California, Colorado, Virginia, and Italy home.
Throughout this time and across the spectrum of locations, Ms. Franco-Giordano has been a volunteer at multiple Naval Hospitals, the American Red Cross, United Service Organizations, Overseas Support Clubs, School Advisory Boards and Parent Teacher Associations.
She recently served as the Senior Enlisted Spouse at U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa and was designated the Chief of Naval Operations OMBUDSMAN-at-Large on Sept. 2, 2016.