Marianique is currently the noncommissioned officer in charge, Strategic Communications, at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service headquarters in Dallas. In this capacity she serves as a creative director and leads teams in producing multimedia products supporting AAFES initiatives and relevancy communication products on print, web, and social media. She is the sole military public affairs specialist on the AAFES HQ staff and advises Corporate Communication and General Counsel on Department of Defense visual information policy. She has served in the Air Force for almost ten years as a public affairs specialist, photojournalist, and multimedia producer, garnering awards in writing, photography and video production at the major command, Air Force and Department of Defense levels, including Air Force Photographer of the Year in 2015 and 2017.
Marianique is well versed in the tactical and strategic levels of communication. She worked as a tactician at the base-level overseas and documentation as a combat cameraman. At the strategic messaging level, she’s worked directly for the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief Master Sergeants of the Air Force and Space Force on videos and graphics for conferences and messaging campaigns.
Marianique holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and associate's degree in Public Affairs. She attended the world-renowned photography workshop, the Eddie Adams Workshop, wherein only 100 participants are selected all over the world every year based on their portfolio submissions. She is also a graduate of the highly-selective Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University, New York, where she won 1st place for the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker Award for Feature Photography. Her photos have been published in multiple books and publications. She was also the Photography winner of the 2019 Adobe Creative Awards for her coverage of the 58th presidential inauguration.
Marianique has produced and edited print, graphics, and multimedia products with Adobe software throughout her career, both on Mac and Windows. She has mentored in multiple civilian and military photography workshops and judged multimedia contests for both the DoD and Civil Air Patrol. In her free time, Marianique continues to pursue her academic endeavors, improve her craft as well as practice traditional art and cooking as a form of relaxation.