Sergeant Chelsea Peterson
Sergeant Chelsea Peterson was inspired to join the Minnesota National Guard in 2007 at a young age, just before her senior year at Rush City High School. She knew that she would gain tremendous experience and knowledge and earn funds to pay for her education, while serving her country.
In 2008, she went to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for basic combat training, followed by Fort Lee, Virginia for advanced individual training as a 92Y-Unit Supply Specialist.
In March 2013, she deployed with the 850th Horizontal Engineer Company to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Assistant Supply NCO. After returning, she applied for an MMAF grant and received a $500 grant, which she used to acclimate back to civilian life in Minnesota.
Since receiving the MMAF grant, Sgt. Peterson become involved with MMAF events. She has attended Say Thanks Day, as well as the MMAF fundraising dinner. She said, “I’m thankful for organizations like this that help all our military members. I can say that what you do for us does not go unnoticed. Thank you all for your continued support!”
In June 2015, Sgt. Peterson deployed once again, this time to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield with Charlie Company 834th Aviation Support Battalion as a Unit Supply NCO.