Nicole Serafino

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Nicole served as an active duty Field Radio Operator in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of her service, she achieved the rank of Sergeant. Nicole was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with 8th Communications Battalion (8th Comm. BN). Along with her unit, Nicole deployed to Germany for Operation Combined Endeavor. While deployed, she worked to streamline communications amongst 40 different countries.

Following her time with 8th Comm. BN, Nicole was stationed at Indian Head, Maryland with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF). There she attended training that prepared her unit to respond with minimal warning to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive threat or event. While at CBIRF, Nicole was assigned the duties of the Training NCO and later became the Platoon Sergeant.

Nicole was an instructor for the Lance Corporal Leadership and Ethics Seminar held at CBIRF, and was directly responsible for the creation of the pilot course. As an instructor, she influenced many junior Marines by mentoring and engaging in discussions on leadership, self-resilience, ethics, morals, and societal issues. Nicole is currently earning her degree in Exercise Science at The George Washington University.