Captain Hannah A. Kriewaldt hails from St. Joseph, Missouri. She commissioned an Ensign in May 1999 after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy. She earned her surface warfare officer qualification aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) as part of the commissioning crew followed by a tour aboard USS O’Brien (DD 973). She selected for lateral transfer to the engineering duty officer community and attended the Naval Postgraduate School. In June 2006, she earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Acoustics.
Her engineering duty tours include: Work Integration Leader, Habitability Integration Leader, and Nuclear Assistant Project Superintendent, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard where she worked a docking planned incremental availability of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and a depot modernization period for the USS Tucson (SSN 770); individual augmentee to Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, Camp Lemonier Djibouti Africa, as the Operations Officer for J-34 Engineers; Type Desk Officer on the Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic N43 staff where she was instrumental in the establishment of Surface Team One, development of the surface ship risk management instruction, and Lessons Learned Conference format; Assistant Project Officer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair working the Inactivation of CVN 65 December 2011-12; Naval Reactors Representative Assistant in the Newport News local office from December 2012- July 2014. She successfully completed a tour as Chief Engineer of USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Sep 2014- Jun 2017. Kriewaldt checked aboard SUPSHIP NN as the Project Officer for RCOH in Jun 2017 and was hand selected to lead USS GERALD R. FORD through her post-delivery testing and trials period (PDT&T) in Dec 2019. Kriewaldt then served as Commander Naval Forces Atlantic Assistant Chief of Staff Director, Ship Materiel (N43) Jun 2021- Apr 2022.
CAPT Kriewaldt was selected as the Fleet Engineer of the Quarter by the Tidewater Chapter of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), October 2007. She was awarded the Junior Officer Engineering Duty Officer Diversity Award in September 2011. She published a technical paper and was selected to present at the September 2012 ASNE Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium. She has also been awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Gold Star), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 Gold Stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Gold Stars) in addition to numerous campaign and unit awards.