By Jenn Jett, Museum Specialist
On Friday, 04 December 2020, the White Sands Missile Range Museum hosted a ceremony to promote Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3) Lizette Muñiz to Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4). Taking place in the Museum’s Missile Park against a background of missiles and rockets, the ceremony was attended by WSMR leadership, friends, and family. MAJ Kurt Muñiz presented opening remarks and and administered the Oath of Office. Pinning CW4 Muñiz’s new rank was Kaleb Rabenn. Additional speakers during the ceremony were Counterintelligence Operations Officer Sammy Villela and CPT James Byron of Delta Company, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion.
CW4 Lizette Muñiz was born in Edinburgh, Texas and, because of her father’s Naval enlistment, was raised in numerous Naval Air Bases along the east coast and Europe. She joined the United States Army in 2001, after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology.
Then-SPC Muñiz graduated Advance Individual Training from Ft. Huachuca, AZ as a Counterintelligence (CI) Agent (97B) in January 2002. In 2013, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Intelligence Studies through American Military University. Her military education includes, Intelligence Indications and Warnings, Advance Denial and Deception, Strategic Debriefer, Combating Intelligence, Counterintelligence Research, Development and Acquisition and various Military Occupational Specialty enhancing courses.
CW4 Muñiz is currently the Counterintelligence Special Agent in Charge located at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Her duties and responsibilities include providing CI support to the Nuclear Effects of the Army Testing and Evaluation Command for the Fast Burst Reactor, Army Research Laboratories, Advanced Patriot Capabilities and NASA. Additionally, she provides CI support to over 134 Cleared Defense Contractors throughout the state of New Mexico in collaboration with federal, national, and local agencies.
She and fellow Soldier Kurt Muñiz have three children; Leah, Kaleb, and Sebastian.