CDR Chenery is from Forest Lake, Minnesota. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. Following commissioning she attended the Division Officer’s Course at SWOS in Newport, RI. Her surface assignments included Repair Division Officer on USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36), Combat Information Center Officer on USS OGDEN (LPD-5), and Fire Control Officer on USS MITSCHER (DDG-57).
Her first shore assignment was to the USFF Inspector General. During this assignment she earned a Master's Degree in Business and Administration and laterally transferred to the Human Resources Community. Her follow-on HR assignments included: Officer-in-Charge at Personnel Support Detachment Portsmouth, VA: a year as an Individual Augmentee assigned to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan; Operations Officer at Naval Recruiting District Richmond; and Deputy N1 at Navy Region Southwest.
CDR Chenery has been awarded various personal decorations, unit and service awards.