#VeteranOfTheDay Audrey Hsieh


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Audrey Hsieh.

Audrey Hsieh completed an eight-year career in the U.S. Army from 2004 to 2012 where she served as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) and psychological operations officer. As a CBRN officer, she deployed with 7th Special Forces Group to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to establish a new forward operating laboratory for captured military personnel in raids. As a psychological operations officer, she led small teams in Iraq and Yemen. She also served an overseas military service tour in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division.

Her decorations include multiple Army Commendation Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, multiple Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Badge and other awards.

Following her honorable discharge, Audrey earned her Master of Arts in security studies from Georgetown University in 2014. Through school, she earned a Presidential Management Fellowship to work at the Department of State and pursue a career in public service. As a fellow in Washington, D.C., she works on various topics including detainee resettlement issues at Guantanamo Bay, sensitive transactions in US munition commercial sales and diplomatic work while assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys running and traveling with friends.

Thank you for your service, Audrey!


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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Mei-Mei Chun-Moy

Mei-Mei Chun-Moy is a sophomore majoring in History and Public Policy. She serves as a senior editor for her school’s academic and literary journal. She is currently an intern at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Comments

  1. Aaron J. Weyant    

    The Old Man LT.Col Billy A Rogers would be proud of you Captain even though your Army your still Semper Fi like him just as Maj Chris Miller Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group still experimenting psychology human physiology still pushing ourselves striving to be stronger smarter faster better people better society for a better and brighter future. Welcome to our neighborhood. Even in death no one is better than him, Lord Byron, aka Billy Clay and Maj Erin Gilley Ret US Army aka The Yorkie and Becca too The Juke.

  2. Archie mote    

    Bless you and your family thank you for your service

  3. Archie mote    

    Thank you for your service you have a good future thank you very much from an old Vietnam veteran

  4. William Brown    

    Ms. Hsieh,

    Thank you for your valued service and becoming a new member to our Veterans group, country wide. One of the greatest pleasures you will experience when wearing your veterans hat or insignia, will be meeting and greeted by the thousands of Veterans who instantly became to brothers and sisters. You can go anywhere in the world and meet one of your fellow Veterans as if they were your life long friend…………… you’ll never be alone.

    God Bless You and your family always.

    Sgt. William Brown- Vietnam Veteran

  5. Nelson Lovejoy    

    she was in the 82nd in this picture with the maroon beret.

  6. Robert Bostic    

    Thank you for your service – Army Veteran Audrey Hsieh.

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