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Linda Fox

Master Chief Logistics Specialist Linda Fox joined the Navy in 1974. She quickly made rank and in 1984 was the only woman at her command promoted to chief. Five years later, she attained the rank of master chief. Fox is the first woman to qualify on the 40mm saluting battery. When Fox retired from the Navy in 1995, she started working for the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program at Hampton Roads, Virginia, high schools. In 2006, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. During her recovery she made the decision to complete 1,000 races, which was also a way to stay healthy and combat cancer. She hit her 1,000 run goal during a Sept. 11 Remembrance Run in 2017. Fox is a volunteer with local Virginia Beach agencies dedicated to helping physically and mentally challenged children and adults experience the thrill of competitive running, and she continues to serve as a volunteer JROTC instructor.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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