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Service Members – Day 12


After another quick break in the action, I am excited to bring you yet another Service Member from my 30 day project.

Amy and I also went on a short vacation to Charleston, SC, and I am gearing up to head out the door on Wednesday for Austin, TX to attend the South by Southwest Music festival. After that, I am going to Los Angeles to visit my younger brother before finally returning to Charlottesville at the end March.

Needless to say, I’ve been busy. I’m still going to try to update the blog while I’m on the road and I guess that means there’ll be no more apologizing for breaks.

On to the woman of the hour, U.S. Army Captain Charlene LaMountain from Norfolk, Va.

Charlene enlisted in the Army Reserves at 17 where she became a Graphics Illustrator. Two years later, she earned a ROTC scholarship to attend Old Dominion University. She graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

In 2003, Charlene deployed to Iraq where she served as a Horizontal Platoon Leader (someone Army, help me out here with an explanation).

After returning from Iraq, she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle district, as a Project Engineer before coming to DINFOS.

I wasn’t able to hang much with Charlene outside of class and I was surprised to find out during our shoot that she’s formally trained dancer, which I think is pretty cool!

Next up, a very special member of our civilian corps.