Sergeant Major Paris E. Mintz is a native of Baltimore, MD. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1997 and attended recruit training at Parris Island, SC. Upon completion of follow-on Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger NC in January 1998, he was ordered to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, NC for the Aircraft Maintenance Material Readiness List (AMMRL) manager course. April 1998 SgtMaj Mintz transferred to MALS-31 MCAS Beaufort, SC for duty as an AMMRL Manager.
SgtMaj Mintz executed a permanent change of assignment (PCA) to VMFA-251 where he deployed to the Persian Gulf on-board the USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-67) in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH. SgtMaj Mintz executed a second PCA to VMFA (AW) 533 and deployed under the Unit Deployment Program (UDP) to the Western Pacific.
August 2001 SgtMaj Mintz transferred to MALS-14 MCAS Cherry Point, NC for duty.
August 2003 SgtMaj Mintz transferred to MWHS-1 1ST MAW Okinawa, Japan as an AMMRL Manager. August 2004 SgtMaj Mintz transferred to Blount Island Command Jacksonville, Florida where he served as the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) AMMRL Program Manager and Operations Chief.
October 2007 SgtMaj Mintz reported to Drill Instructor School MCRD Parris Island, SC. Upon completion of DI School SgtMaj Mintz was assigned to Company G, 2D RTBN for duty where he served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Chief Drill Instructor until December 2010. SgtMaj Mintz transferred to MALS-12 Iwakuni, Japan as the AMMRL Program Manager. In February 2012 SgtMaj Mintz was selected to assume the duties of the PSD First Sergeant for Headquarters Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 until March 2013.
April 2013 SgtMaj Mintz deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan as a Joint Individual Augment serving as a Senior Enlisted Advisor, in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. October 2013 Sergeant Major Mintz returned to MALS-12 and was selected to the rank of First Sergeant in December 2013.
May 2014 Sergeant Major Mintz assumed the duties of a rifle Company First Sergeant 2D BN 5TH MAR 1STMARDIV Camp Pendleton, CA where he participated in two deployments apart of BLT 2/5 31ST MEU in 2015 and 2017. July 2017 SgtMaj Mintz executed a PCA to 1st Marine Raider Battalion MARSOC as the First Sergeant for Headquarters and Service Company until January 2018.
February 2018 SgtMaj Mintz reported to MAG-49 Detachment C as the I&I Site Support Sergeant Major, comprised of HMLA-773 DET A, VMR Belle Chasse and Marine Detachment FRC New Orleans, LA. June 2020 SgtMaj Mintz reported to 2D LAR BN 2DMARDIV Camp Lejeune, NC as the Battalion Sergeant Major.
January 2022 SgtMaj Mintz assumed his current post as the Group Sergeant Major of MAG-14 2D MAW Cherry Point, NC.
Sergeant Major Mintz's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various service and campaign medals.