A native of Pensacola, Florida she is a 2005 graduate of Auburn University and a 2013 graduate of Troy University with a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources. Receiving her commission through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC), she was subsequently assigned to Naval Aviation Schools Command where she designated to the Human Resource community. She reported to her first duty station of Naval Service Training Command Pensacola, FL in 2006 serving as Manpower Officer for 59 NROTC Units and five Maritime Academies.
In 2010, Lieutenant Commander Salerno reported to Naval Station Mayport, Florida where she served as the Administrative Officer. During this tour, she was selected for an Individual Augmentation deployment to Special Operations Task Force Southeast in Afghanistan serving as the Administrative/Manpower Officer for SEAL Team Ten and SEAL Team Two in deployed operations in the Uruzgan Province.
Reporting to the office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Total Force Manpower, Training and Educations Requirements (OPNAV N12) in December 2013; she served as Manpower Accounting Section Head.
In July 2015, she reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit/USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), becoming a Plankowner, while serving as Training Officer for the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft carrier in the fleet. In July 2018, she assumed the duties as Transient Personnel Unit Puget Sound Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Commander Salerno’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Army Achievement Medal and various campaign and unit awards. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and has completed her Joint Professional Military Education Phase I resident course at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College.