Captain Emmaline (Emmy) J. Hill
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
Captain Emmy Hill (nee Venechuk) was born on February 3, 1982 in Petersburg, AK, to Tim and Cheryl Venechuk. She attended Tri-Valley K-12 School and graduated in 2000. She grew up as a Coal King in the Healy Hockey Program, played hockey and soccer in high school and also ran cross country. As a senior in high school she applied for and was awarded a Marine Corps Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Emmy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies in May 2004, and went to Quantico, VA for the Marine Corps’ Officer Candidate School. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation in August, 2004.
She graduated from The Basic Officer’s School in the top 10% of her class on the Commanding General’s Honor Roll and selected to become a “Logistics Officer.” Her first duty station was Camp Pendleton, CA, where she served with Combat Logistics Regiment-15 (CLR-15), 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) as the Assistant Operations Officer and Training Officer.
Emmy deployed in February 2008 to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as the Current Operations Officer for 1st Supply Battalion, Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq. She was responsible for vehicle convoys, resupply missions, vehicle recovery operations and route clearance missions. In September 2008 she redeployed to Camp Pendleton, CA, where she assumed the duties as Headquarters and Service Company Commander, 1st Maintenance Battalion and was promoted to Captain. Emmy deployed again in March 2009 with U.S. Central Command to Kuwait and Baghdad, Iraq in support of OIF and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). She was awarded the 2009 I Marine Expeditionary Force Leadership Award presented by the Navy and Marine Association.
In October 2009 Emmy reported to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA to lead 45 Marines and was responsible for Embarkation, Motor Transport, Utilities, Facilities, Ground Safety, Arms, Ammunition and Explosives, Armory, and Maintenance Management missions of the unit.
In November 2011, she assumed her current duties as Staff Secretary for the Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations Pacific supporting United States Forces Japan, United States Forces Korea, and over 35,000 military service members, civilians, and families throughout Hawaii, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
Emmy married Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tony Hill in December 2012 in Okinawa City, Okinawa, Japan. Tony retired from the Marine Corps on 1 May 2013 with 22 years of dedicated and honorable service to Corps and country. Captain Emmy Hill has been selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, for the Masters in Business Administration program in Logistics and Materiel Management and reports for duty in June 2013.
Captain Hill’s awards include the Joint Achievement Medal, 2 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and the Meritorious Service Medal.