Roma Laster is a Marine, is married to a Marine, and is likely a future Marine mom according to her two kids, both of whom are experienced Cateran Yompers; one bronze finisher and one gold.
Roma retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves in 2012, after serving as both enlisted Marine and commissioned officer. Originally trained as an administrator, she served at nearly every level from personnel clerk to staff officer in recruiting, operations, training, special actions, and also a tour as a military assistant to a general officer. Along the way, she transitioned into the military police field and served as a platoon commander and deputy provost marshal, in both garrison and while deployed to Somalia.
As a civilian, she served as a police officer in Connecticut, working as a field training officer and later as patrol sergeant until she was recalled to active duty by the Marine Corps after September 11th. Roma served as a special actions officer for the Director of Naval Intelligence before accepting her last military assignment, where she served as the Marine representative to the Department of the Navy’s Personnel Security Appeals Board.
Roma is a University of Florida graduate and earned a Masters from Norwich University. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Defense Business Board at the Pentagon.