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Her Story - Alice Muellerweiss

Alice Muellerweiss, Dean, VA Learning University, grew up in a family who encouraged her to “Be All you Can Be,” long before it became the Army slogan.  Alice’s mother a school teacher and her father, an Army Special Forces Veteran, taught her family values, encompassing a strong commitment to our Country.  As a young girl, she loved the 4th of July in her hometown, Southport, North Carolina because the 3-day event paid tribute to our military service members.  She climbed into military vehicles and other static displays on the waterfront always inquiring about life as a service member.  Her father and friends shared many military stories, which increased her interest in serving her Country.  After graduating from high school, Alice enlisted in the Army Military Police Corps.  She held a variety positions, including Drill Sergeant at Fort McClellan, Alabama, Platoon Sergeant at Operation Restore Hope in Mogadishu, Somalia; and ended her Army career as an Operations Sergeant in Kitzingen, Germany in 1996. After leaving active duty, she continued her work as a civilian employee in Army operations, training and leadership development in Germany and the United States.  Training and education was always an important aspect in her life.  She learned the value of an education through her mother, who championed her through many challenging times balancing family, work, and education.  Alice completed her undergraduate degree with University of Maryland, University College, a graduate degree with University of Oklahoma and the United States Army War College. Seeking and accomplishing the tough jobs, the ones that require deep thinking, innovative actions, and collaborative implementation are her strengths. As a result, Alice has been recognized both on Active duty and as a civilian receiving meritorious service awards, commander’s awards, leadership and academic achievement,  and productivity and improvement awards.  However, her greatest awards come from those she has inspired through her own story of commitment, courage, and excellence, that they too can, “Be All you Can Be.” 

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