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 (DI) School MCRD Parris Island, SC. Upon completion of DI School SgtMaj Mintz reported 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 Unit Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for Personnel Support Detachment Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 until March 2013.
April 2013 SgtMaj Mintz deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan to fill a Joint Individual Augment billet as a SEL, 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 Unit SEL for 2D BN 5TH MAR 1ST MARDIV Camp Pendleton, CA where he completed two 31ST MEU deployments in 2015 and 2017. July 2017 SgtMaj Mintz executed a PCA to 1st Marine Raider Battalion MARSOC as the Unit SEL for Headquarters and Service Company until January 2018.
February 2018 SgtMaj Mintz reported to MAG-49 Detachment C 4th MAW as the I&I Site Command SEL, 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 2D MARDIV Camp Lejeune, NC as the Command SEL. January 2022 SgtMaj Mintz assumed his current post as the Command SEL of MAG-14 2D MAW Cherry Point, NC.
Sergeant Major Mintz is a 2023 graduate of American Public University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management with a concentration in leadership. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various service and campaign medals.