Mrs. Richards is the Secretary for the Commanding Officer of the Navy Officer Education Program. Mrs. Richards has worked in an Administrative capacity for 30 years, of which the past 10 years have been with the University of Michigan. She is married to Rob Richards who is a Navy Submarine Veteran. They have a son Greg, a daughter Lyndsey and a new grandson, Max. She served as Command Ombudsman while assigned to the USS Augusta (SSN 710). She has also hosted seven Foreign Exchange students in her home. Mrs. Richards is active with her church as well as a restaurant that her family owns.