As the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Planner and
Administration Subject Matter Expert for the Deputy Commandant for
Information’s (DC I) Vandegrift Team, Major Annunziata is responsible for
providing leadership and direction to the Vandegrift Team, DC I, Deputy
Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations, the Assistant Commandant of
the Marine Corps (ACMC) and the Naval Strategy Panel (NSP) for how the
service will organize to the challenge of Great Power Competition.
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, she moved to Miami, Florida in 1985. In
January 2001, she enlisted in the Marine Corps and following recruit
training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, she attended
Personnel Administration School at Camp Johnson, NC. She then served at
Marine Security Guard Battalion and Marine Corps Forces Korea. In April
2005, she departed the Marine Corps to pursue a bachelor’s degree from
the University of Arizona and a commission as a Marine Corps Officer.
First Class (MR1)
Petty Officer Frances
Born in Pearsall, Texas and raised in
Devine, Texas, MR1 (SW) Frances Hinojosa
enlisted in the U.S. Navy and attended
Basic Training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in 2006.
Upon graduation from Basic Training she attended her “A” school for
Machinery Repairman (MR). MR1 Hinojosa reported to her first command,
USS JOHN F KENNEDY, in October 2006 where she was part of its
decommissioning. Her next command was on-board the USS Nimitz and she
deployed with them in 2007. Upon returning from deployment, she married
her husband, Enriquez Hinojosa.
In January 2008 she moved to her next command in Port Hueneme to
the 31st SRG with the SEABEES. There she had her daughter, Zoey Hinojosa.
She was promoted to Third Class Petty Officer later in 2008 and made
Second Class Petty Officer at the same command in 2009. In June of 2009
she went back to sea with the USS JOHN C STENNIS and deployed with the
crew twice. There, she ran both the engraving and carpenter shops and was
in charge of four sailors.
MR1 Hinojosa transitioned to shore duty in June 2012 with Southwest
Region Maintenance Center in San Diego, CA working on engine heads,
resurfacing valves, and electroplating metal pins. Following shore duty, she
moved to her current command, USS HIGGINS, in February 2016. She was
promoted to First Class Petty Officer through the Meritorious Advancement
Program in March of 2019. Onboard USS HIGGINS, she is the leading Petty
Officer of two different work centers and is in charge of eight sailors. She has
had several collateral duties in addition to her primary ones, including Vice
President of the Morale, Wellness, and Recreation association, event
coordinator for the First-Class Petty Officer Association, and Career Counselor
for the Repair Division.
LCDR Joanna M.
Currently assigned as the Force Judge
Advocate for Commander, U.S. Naval
Forces Korea and Commander, Navy
Region Korea. LCDR Joanna M. Gonzales
was born and raised in Washington, D.C.
She attended Creighton University in
Omaha, NE and graduated with a B.A. in
English and Philosophy. She attended Loyola University New Orleans
College of Law, where she specialized in Maritime and International Law.
In May 2012, LCDR Gonzales graduated from law school and reported
to Officer Development School in August 2012 and Naval Justice School in
October 2012. In December 2012, she reported to Region Legal Service
Office Japan to complete her first tour. There she worked in Command
Services, Trial, Legal Assistance, Defense Service Office Pacific and as an
SJA at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). Before leaving Japan,
she had the opportunity to deploy on the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON
assisting the Strike Group Staff Judge Advocate for Commander Task
From December 2014 to August 2016, LCDR Gonzales worked as the
Assistant SJA for the United States Naval Academy Superintendent managing
USNA’s Military Justice, Honor/Conduct cases and FOIA/Privacy Act portfolio.
Christine Gabrielle De
U.S. Air Force
First Lieutenant Christine Gabrielle De
Jesus is a Contracting Officer at the
AFSC/PZIOB Operational Contracting
Complex, Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.
Responsible for providing contracting
support required to sustain the Robins Air
Force Base Operational contracting
mission she specializes in Service contracts, focused on providing support
to the 78th ABW and the tenant units assigned to the base.
Joining the Air Force in February of 2011, and was commissioned in
October of 2016 after completing the OTS program at Maxwell Air Force
Base, First Lieutenant De Jesus realized she wanted to make a career out
of it after serving one term of four years.
“I initially joined to see how I can do more to give back and help
others,” she shares. “I initially thought I would serve one four-year term to see
if it was a fit for me. I was 27-years-old when I realized I wanted to do more
and make it a career.”
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