Alabama National Guard, Command Sergeant Major Maria L Rasmussen's official U.S. Army Bio and photo.
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Montgomery, Ala. - Official Bio Command Sergeant Major Maria L Rasmussen was born on July 24, 1965 in Angeles City, Philippines. In 1975 she received her Naturalization in Iowa where she grew up until she began her military career in 1986 on active duty with the Army. She attended basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.


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From Foster Care to Flight
Joint Force Headquarters - Alabama National Guard
March 8, 2022 | 4:36
Sgt. Lisa Arnett, a CH-47 Chinook crew chief with the ALNG’s B Co. 1-169th Aviation Regiment, talks about her life, career, and motivations at Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base in Birmingham, Alabama, Feb. 8, 2022. Arnett’s childhood of trauma and abuse in the foster care system led her to service in the Alabama National Guard, which turned her story into a positive force of change for others like her.

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