United States Air Force

I’m a Zanesville, Ohio, native who joined the United States Air Force soon after graduating from high school in 1972. I served my country for almost 25 years in a variety of material management, logistics, and program management positions — in the continental United States and overseas in Alaska, Iceland, England, Saudi Arabia, twice in Turkey, and the Philippines. I earned several major military awards during my service, including Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Southwest Asia Service Medal.  One of my greatest military honor was being the first Air Force woman selected to attend the United States Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy.  Only few senior NCO’s are select to attend our sister service’s academies.

After retiring from the Air Force as a Senior Master Sargent in 1997, I completed my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. Continuing to utilize my Air Force skills, I am a Dell Technologies Federal Sales Contracts Program Manager.  I also co-lead Dell’s Veterans and Supporters Employees Resource Group.  One of the main focuses is to hire and retain veterans and spouses.

Since 2004 I have been an Employer Support for the Guard and the Reserves Ombudsman.  ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.  I am also a Women in Military Service for America Memorial field registrar.

I utilize the VA Women’s Clinic for my annual physicals.  The lab, pharmacy, and clinical staff is always helpful while addressing the patient’s overall well being.