Michelle T. Turner
Michelle Tate Turner is an Army Combat Veteran and Cofounder of Combat Female Veterans Families (CFVF) United. Michelle’s organization specializes in Combat Female Veterans transitioning in the civilian world and stands by their motto “We Serve, Because She Served.”
Michelle joined the Army as a Private in 1989, as an 88M Motor Transport Operator. In 1990, she was mobilized to support Operation Desert Shield and deployed during Operation Desert Storm, which continues to be recognized in history as the largest deployment of women to war. Years later, she also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom receiving numerous medals to include Bronze Star Medal, South West Asia Service Medal with Three Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Medal (3rd Award) and KU-LIB-MDL (Saudi Arabia).
With more than 21 years of reserve and active service, she has served at multiple levels with duty in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, and the United States. Being a military Veteran herself, she works diligently to ensure women Veterans receive the support they deserve. She has been featured in multiple media outlets to include Greensboro New & Record and on Fox8 News. Michelle also was a featured speaker at the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) Hearing in DC on behalf of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association in support of securing the location at 23rd and Constitution for building the Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial in 2018.