Margaret A. Rykowski

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Margaret A. Rykowski
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Rear Admiral Margaret A. Rykowski
Nickname(s) Kate
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1987-present
Rank Rear Admiral
Awards Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal

Margaret A. Rykowski is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy Reserve and serves as Deputy Fleet Surgeon, United States Fleet Forces Command and Deputy Director, United States Navy Nurse Corps, Reserve Component.


A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rykowski is a graduated of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.[1] As a civilian, she works as a nursing director at San Francisco General Hospital.

Military career[edit]

Rykowski joined the Navy Reserve in 1987. She would be called to active duty for the Gulf War and was assigned to Naval Hospital Oakland. Later, she would transfer to Naval Hospital Oakland following her release from active duty.

In 2003, she was recalled to active duty for the War in Afghanistan and was stationed in Bremerton, Washington. She was later mobilized to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. After her return, she was assigned to the United States Third Fleet.

Awards she has received include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three award stars and the Army Commendation Medal.


  1. ^ "Rear Admiral Margaret A. Rykowski". United States Navy. Retrieved 2011-05-27.