Master Chief Hollingsworth is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and enlisted in the Navy on 31 October 1985. Upon completion of Recruit Training in Orlando, Florida, she transferred to her first duty station, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as an undesignated Seaman.
Following her initial four years of service, Master Chief Hollingsworth left active duty as a Yeoman Third Class and became a Selected Reservist. Within a year, she had re-entered the Navy under the Full Time Support (FTS) program and was stationed at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her career includes the following tours: Submarine Squadron EIGHT; Atlantic Fleet Career Information Team; Navy Operational Support Center, Norfolk: Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 56; Navy Reserve Force, New Orleans, Louisiana; U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Carrier Strike Group TWO onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).
In February 2006, while serving on the Joint Staff as the Navy Element Senior Enlisted Advisor, and also as a Protocol Officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, she was selected for the Command Master Chief program. In October 2008, she transferred to her first Command Master Chief tour on USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) 2008. Following a successful tour, she was selected as the Regional Command Master Chief for Navy Region Southwest reporting in November 2010.
In October 2012, Master Chief Hollingsworth reported to Commander Navy Installations Command as the Force Master Chief.
Master Chief Hollingsworth was selected to the Chief Petty Officer ranks in 1996. She attended the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 106) and was selected as Green honor graduate. She attended the Command Master Chief Course (Class 53) and is a graduate of the National Defense University Keystone Course. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Troy University and has been a three time member of the All-Navy Cross Country Team.
Master Chief Hollingsworth has earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and various unit and campaign awards. She is also designated Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (SW) and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (AW).