Antonnia Buie is a Dayton native and part of an military family. She graduated twice from ITT Technical Institute with an Associates and Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice, both times in upper percentage of her class. She began her career in 2008 as a civil service member working in the 88th Medical Group. From there she honed her skills in management, logistics and acquisition in the Business Enterprise Branch,
Headquarters and AFLCMC Headquarters under the Pentagon. She obtained 3 certifications in Logistics and Acquisition Program Management through the Defense Agency University (DAU).