On her 17th birthday, Michelle McBee enlisted in the United States Air Force – but as a foster child, only after first having to find adopted parents to allow her this opportunity. Her relentless drive allowed her to serve on the Tyndall AFB Honor Guard, produce mission critical units as a radar test station team member, participate in Habitat for Humanity builds, drive for Airman Against Drunk Driving and lead her flight’s tsunami relief effort by packaging 49 kits in support of Operation Unified Assistance.
Michelle is determined to uphold the core values she learned while serving in the military – integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do. While serving on active duty, Michelle became a wife and a proud mother and learned the fine art of balancing motherhood and military responsibilities. She served proudly and left the military to pursue her degree with hopes of returning to active duty as a commissioned officer in the Air Force.
Michelle worked tirelessly as a certified nursing assistant while obtaining a Bachelor’s degree from Mercer University. Upon completion of her degree, she was accepted to the University of Akron, where she is currently working as a law clerk while attending law school in pursuit of a Juris Doctor. Multi-tasking is paramount as she finishes her degree, attends to the daily needs of her three wonderful children, prepares mentally for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test and physically for the Air Force fitness test. During all of this, Michelle remains focused on civic duty and the application of the knowledge and experience she gains daily with her education.