Air Force Col. Janette D. Ketchum
Chief of Staff, DLA Land and Maritime
Col. Janette D. Ketchum is Chief of Staff at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime located in Columbus, Ohio. She serves as a principal advisor to the Commander and Deputy Commander on operations and readiness matters. In this role, she helps lead 2,500 joint military and civilian professionals in delivering repair parts to all military services at 37 worldwide locations to include three DLA Depot Level Reparable detachments, four detachments supporting U.S. Naval Shipyards and at deployed units. DLA Land and Maritime’s core functions include purchasing materiel, monitoring inventory levels, maintaining technical data and assuring quality conformance of approximately two million spare and repair parts used by more than 19,000 military units and federal and civilian agencies. In 2018, DLA Land and Maritime’s sales exceeded $3.5 billion.
She has served in logistics readiness roles at the Wing, Major Command, Coalition, Combined and Combatant Command levels. Her career includes assignments in combat readiness, aerial port operations and joint logistics. She deployed as a logistics officer in support of Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to assuming her current position, she supported the US Forces Korea Commander on the J4 Staff and was responsible for agreements, the Logistics Cost Sharing program and the Wartime Host Nation program.
Ketchum was born in San Antonio, Texas, and received her commission through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at the University of Texas in San Antonio, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Her military education includes Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. Ketchum holds a Master of Science in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College.
Her military decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with service star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with service star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.