This Episode features Jess. She was a Captain in the United States Army. She served one tour in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. She is a Purple Heart recipient and a Bronze Star recipient.
We talk about Jess growing up and how early she knew she wanted to be in the military. Jess talks about starting out enlisted as a Chinook mechanic.
Using the Green to Gold Program Jess left Iraq and went to Kansas State University to get her degree.
After being commissioned as an officer Jess was stationed in Hawaii and deployed to Afghanistan.
Jess talks about the missions she carried out and the attack that led to her receiving the Purple Heart.