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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

NICOLETTE PETRONE MARTINEZ PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Nicolette Martinez of Greensboro, North Carolina, was a quartermaster in the U.S. Navy from 1989 to 1994 and later worked as a substance abuse counselor.


BIOGRAPHY

Nicolette Martinez was born 2 July 1970, in Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated from Smith High School in 1988, after which she waited tables for two years.

Martinez enlisted in the U.S. Navy (USN) in 1989. She entered boot camp in Orlando, Florida, in September of 1990, and then went to quartermaster training. In March 1991, she was stationed aboard the USS Haleakala, an ammunition supply ship stationed in Guam.

In February 1993, Martinez was station in San Diego, California, where she worked briefly in the office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). She was then assigned to the USS Cape Cod, based in Bahrain, which patrolled the Persian Gulf. She returned to San Diego in July of 1993, where she performed master-at-arms duty until her discharge from the USN in 1994.

After completing her service, Martinez returned to Greensboro. She used the GI Bill to continue her education, and worked as a substance abuse counselor.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Portrait of Nicolette Petrone Martinez, circa 1992
Item # WV0251.6.001
From the Nicolette Petrone Martinez Papers
Nicolette Petrone Martinez, circa 1992
Item # WV0251.6.003
From the Nicolette Petrone Martinez Papers
Oral history interview with Nicollette P. Martinez, 2002
Item # WV0251.5.001
From the Nicolette Petrone Martinez Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Photocopies of correspondence, 1992; Certificate for Crossing the Equator, 1992.