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CAPT Courtney M. Minetree

Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 21 (CDS 21)

22 February 2023
Captain Courtney M. Minetree
Captain Courtney M. Minetree
Captain Courtney M. Minetree
Captain Courtney M. Minetree
Captain Courtney M. Minetree
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 230223-N-N0831-0001
Captain Courtney M. Minetree is a native of Dinwiddie, Virginia. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. She also attended the Naval Postgraduate School where she earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Oceanography.

Her operational tours include Main Propulsion Officer on USS HOPPER (DDG 70); Auxiliaries Officer on USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37); and Chief Engineer onboard USS RUSSELL (DDG 59). Additionally, she completed tours as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of MCM Crew Conflict and USS JOHN FINN (DDG 113).

Her shore assignments include serving on the Joint Staff as the Maritime Operations Officer and Executive Assistant in the Deputy Directorate for Nuclear, Homeland Defense, and Current Operations (J-33); and Deputy Executive Assistant to Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. She also completed a tour as the 2nd Battalion Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Captain Minetree has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign medals.



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