Lieutenant Colonel Nethercot was commissioned in May of 1993 following her graduation from Midland University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Natural Science and Chemistry.
From 1994-1997, she served with Bravo Company, Marine Wing Communications Squadron-28, Cherry Point, N.C., as a Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer/Operations Officer and then as Company Commander.
From 1997-2000, she served as a Tactics Instructor at The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia. She was a Staff Platoon Commander (SPC) for three companies and then Mike Company. In May 2001, she served as a Platoon Commander at Officer Candidate School for Charlie Company, 1st Platoon.
In August of 2001, she became the Company Commander for Alpha Company, 8th Communication Battalion. She then served as the Battalion Operations Officer as the battalion deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I in February of 2003. From July 2003- March 2004, she served as the Communications Officer, Marine Corps Central Command-Djibouti Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
From June 2004- June 2007, she served as the Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Frederick, Maryland.
From August 2008- May 2009, she served as the Regional Plans Officer for the staffs of 5th FLEET/U.S. Navy Central Command (Bahrain) and went onto become the G-5, Chief of Plans for I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, California.
From May 2009- June 2011, she served as the Battalion Commander for 9th Communication Battalion based in Camp Pendleton. The battalion deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from January 2010 through February 2011.
From June of 2012-June 2014, she served on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. She served as the Current Operations Chief for the J-6 and then subsequently became the Chief for the Chairman’s Mitigation Oversight Task Force.
Lieutenant Colonel Nethercot is a graduate of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, the Navy’s School of Advanced Warfighting (Maritime Advanced Warfighting School), Command and Control Systems School, the Navy Command and Staff College and the National War College. She holds a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (Gold star in lieu of second award) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold stars in lieu of fourth award) and the Navy Achievement Medal. She was the 2010 recipient of the Major Meghan McClung award for Visionary Leadership for her efforts as a Battalion Commander in Helmand Province.