Commander Humphries was a native of Carlsbad, California. She attended the University of San Diego, earning her commission through Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Commander Humphries was commissioned in May 2005 and served her first division officer tour as the Strike Officer on aboard the USS CHOSIN (CG 65), from 2005-2007, completing two Arabian Gulf deployments. In her second division officer tour, she commissioned USS STERETT (DDG 104) as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Information Systems Officer from 2007-2009. Following her graduate education at the Naval Postgraduate School (M.A. National Security Affairs), she served as the Strike Warfare instructor at Fleet ASW Training Center from 2011-2012, where she earned her Master Training Specialist certification. Commander Humphries served as the Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer on USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) from 2013-2016, completing an 18-month overhaul and an Arabian Gulf deployment. Following her Department Head tours, Commander Humphries served as the C5I Officer and scheduler at Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Pacific Fleet’s Type Commander Material Inspection Team from 2016-2019, inspecting all classes of ships in the Pacific Fleet. She reported onboard USNS MIGUEL KEITH (T-ESB-5) as the Officer in Charge/Executive Officer in 2020.
Commander Humphries’ personal awards include Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and several service and campaign awards.