Command Master Chief
A native of Graham, Washington, Senior Chief Minix enlisted in the Navy in April 1996. Upon completion of Hospital Corpsman "A" school, she reported to Fleet Marine Service Support School, (FMSS) Camp Pendleton, CA. Upon completion of FMSS she reported to her first command, 3rd Fleet Service Support Group, Camp Kinser, Okinawa Japan. During this tour she earned her designation as a Fleet Marine Force Specialist (FMF).
In 1999, Senior Chief Minix reported to Naval Base Anacostia, MD detachment Washington Navy Yard, Branch Medical Clinic, Washington DC. She advanced to Third Class Petty Officer in 1998.
In 2002, Senior Chief Minix reported to USS TARAWA (LHA 1) in San Diego, CA. During her tour, she was meritoriously advanced to Second Class Petty Officer, attaining her Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) insignias.
In 2004, Senior Chief Minix reported to Independent Duty Hospital Corps “C” school in San Diego, CA. Upon graduation, Senior Chief was meritoriously advanced to First Class Petty Officer and received orders to Naval Hospital Signollea, Detachment Bahrain Naval Clinic, where she served as Leading Petty Officer of the clinic during her two year tour.
In 2007, Senior Chief Minix transferred to Naval Hospital Bremerton, Bremerton WA. As Leading Petty Officer assigned to the Fleet Liaison Office, she completed an Individual Augmentation (IA) to the 1st Marine Logistics Group (MLG) Camp Pendleton, CA were she completed an 11 month deployment to Al Anbar Provence, Iraq earning her Fleet Marine Force insigna. Upon her return to Naval Hospital Bremerton, she was recognized as the Surface Independent Duty Corpsman of the Year for Shore Commands. She was selected to Chief Petty Officer in 2009.
In 2009, Senior Chief Minix reported to USS SHOUP (DDG 86), home ported out of Everett, WA. She completed one deployment in support of 5th Fleet emergency taskings.
In September 2012, Senior Chief Minix reported to Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest She earned her Master Training Specialist (MTS) designation and was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Senior Chief Minix is currently serving at Regional Support Organization (RSO) Pacific Northwest as the Senior Enlisted Leader and Medical representative and PNW Regional Intermediate Superior In Charge (ISIC) for five destroyers homeported in Everett, WA.
Senior Chief Minix’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (four awards) and various unit, service and campaign decorations.