Committee Member

Ms. Janie L. Mines
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services


  •  Employment and Integration Subcommittee Member

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • Common Cents Business Services, Inc. – President, Independent Executive Management Consultant
  • Custom Messages, Inc. – President, Author
  • Motivational Speaker

Prior Military Service
or Affiliation

  • Former Supply Corps Officer, U.S. Navy
  • First Generation of Women to Serve on Ships
  • Senior Advisor, Business Process, Senior Executive Service (HQE-SES) in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy
  • Contractor Chief of Staff, Department of Defense STEM

Highest Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, Class of 1980

Achievements /
Awards /

  • First African American female graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Sloan Fellow, Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Political Appointee, Department of the Navy
  • Olympic Torchbearer
  • South Carolina Black History Honoree
  • Women of Color in Business National Award Winner
  • Multiple Community Service Awards
  • Author – No Coincidences – Reflections of the First Black Female Graduate of the United States Naval Academy

Ms. Janie Mines

Janie Mines