Served: July 2013- October 2019
Michelle was born in Miami,Fl, and is the youngest of her seven siblings. Born into a big Cuban family she is the youngest of her siblings. She joined the United States Marine Corps right after high school and became the only one of her siblings and cousins to join the military and the first Marine in her family. Her father served honorably in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. Her initial goal, as many wide eyed recruits, was to just become a Marine and worry about the job, or military occupational specialty (MOS), later. Lucky for her she ended up loving her MOS. Being a logistics specialist was not just her job but it became who she was along with leading her Marines to the best to her abilities. Michelle got out of the service because she was beginning to have medical issues and she wanted to make sure that she left her on her terms. Upon leaving the service she realized that getting out of the service was not as easy of a transition as many are made to believe and that many of the services, benefits, and resources for veterans was not easily acquired or spoken about. So she created Veteran Pages to help all veterans find what they need in one location.
Once a Marine, Always a Marine.
Honors & awards
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
2016 & 2019
Good Conduct Medal
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Certificate of Commendation
22 November 2015
2 January 2016
19 January 2018
November 19, 2013
February 10, 2014
Education & training
July 2013- Attended boot camp and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Paris Island, 4th Battalion.
October 2013- Attended Marine Corps Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Gieger, NC.
November 2013-February 2014- Attended Military Occupation Specialty School (MOS School) at Camp Johnson, NC. (Formerly known as Montford Point) MOS was in the 04 field; Logistics Specialist (Embarker).
The Department of the Army Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials Course
In accordance with 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart H (172.704), DOD 4500.9R Chapter 204, and AFMAN 24-204(I)
The United States Air Force AMC Equipment Planners Course Phase 1
In accordance with USAF PDS Code 9N1, USMC PDS Code M9T Travis Air Force Base, California.
Railhead Operations Group Satellite Training Course, MCLB Barstow, CA.