Danique Masingill
(President & Founder)

Danique Masingill

President & Founder

 

Danique Masingill is a United States Navy warrior, and an advocate serving the warrior and military community. Danique served honorably from 2002 to 2007 as a Master at Arms Second Class and Protective Service Agent. Throughout her time in the service, she operated as a combat Coxswain instructor for harbor security certifying Second Fleet vessels and managing harbor security. Danique’s duty stations included Naval Weapons Station Charleston, the USS John F. Kennedy and the Naval Station Mayport. Over the past three years, Danique has become very active within the warrior and working dog communities as an advocate. Danique previously served with organizations such as K9s for Warriors and has extensive experience in program management, fundraising, and management in the nonprofit sector. Danique developed positions and programs such as Warrior Coordinator, Director of Operations and moved K9s for Warriors from their small 3,000 sq. facility to their current 17,000 sq. facility and the largest Service Dog provider in the US.  She oversaw the planning and execution of the Medal of Courage ceremony on the Rayburn, and House of Congress in Washington DC.

Danique not only brings her own military experience to her work, but also leverages her perspective as a warrior and military spouse; her husband, Matthew Masingill is a 20 year retired Navy Warrior. Danique’s expertise is recognized within the community. In 2015, the Jacksonville Business Journal named her a Warrior of Influence, and she has served as an industry expert on panels ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to service dogs, military spouse issues among others.

In 2013, Danique earned a bachelor’s degree in European history and German literature and linguistics from Syracuse University, using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. She went on to complete her Executive MPA at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 2014. Additional certifications include a graduate certificate in conflict resolution for service dog policy and warriors with PTSD and a graduate certificate in security studies from the Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism.