Tiffany McKinely was raised in Oceanside, CA, and comes from a family with a strong military background. In reaction to the attacks of 9/11, she enlisted in the Navy as way to serve her country and pay for her future college degree.
Tiffany was trained as an Information Technologist 2 and was stationed at the Naval War College and on the USS Halsey in the Pacific. She was assigned to the USS Halsey while it was still being built in Pascagoula, MS making her a plank owner. The ship was commissioned in 2005 and Tiffany was on-board for its maiden deployment in August of 2006 where got to visit several foreign ports including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kagoshima, Japan.
Upon leaving the Navy, she used her experience to work in the tech field. In 2012, Tiffany transferred to UC Berkeley, where she is a cognitive science major and an active member of the Cal Veterans group. After she graduates from Berkeley in May of this year, she plans on pursuing an MS in Human Factors and Ergonomics at San Jose State University in order to break into the field of Human Computer Interaction.
SSG U.S. Army (Retired) WWII Co. K 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Division Co. I 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division (1944-1948)Preview Film
SSG U.S. Army (1999-2010) Iraq War Criminal Investigation Command (2006)Preview Film
SGT U.S. Army (2004-2010) 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger RegimentPreview Film
SGT U.S. Army (2000-2004) Iraq War 44th Chemical Co. 2nd Chemical Battalion (2003)Preview Film
SGT U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) Iraq War H&S Co. 1st Battalion 5th Marines (2003-2004-2005)Preview Film
Captain U.S. Marine Corps (1963-1967) Vietnam War 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion 3rd MarinesPreview Film
MC2 (2002-2012) Fleet Combat Camera Group Pacific, 5th and 10th Army Special ForcesPreview Film
Sergeant(1943-1946) 2nd Division, 8th Marines, 2nd Battalion, E Company, Machine Gun PlatoonPreview Film
Captain Air Force (Retired) Warsaw Pact & Iraq War (1983-1991)Preview Film
Specialist U.S. Army (1969-1971) Vietnam WarPreview Film
Lieutenant Colonel Italian Air Force(2006)Preview Film
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