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Isa Marie McIntyre, Army Veteran

Isa Marie served for 8.5 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) Repairer. She completed two deployments in Iraq, totaling 27 months of combat operations. Her military awards include the Combat Action Badge, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, and four Army Commendation Medals, among others.

In 2012 Isa Marie became the caregiver to her husband, Alex, after he stepped on an improvised explosive device while on deployment to Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both of his legs. Several years after his injuries Alex turned to beekeeping to provide him with a new purpose. Now the two have close to 800 hives, along with goats, chickens, and horses.

In May 2019, Isa Marie graduated from Sacramento State’s Business Honors Program where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. In September 2019 she joined the FVC team as a Veteran Service Provider. Isa Marie currently serves as Committee Chair for Women Veterans Giving and is an active participant in the “Vanquishing the Invisible” portrait project

Isa Marie devotes her time at the Farmer Veteran Coalition to helping veterans pursue careers in agriculture. She remains active in the veteran community and currently serves that community in the following capacities: 

  • Women Veterans Giving Scholarship Committee Chair- WVG encourages professional development in women veterans by providing scholarships to attend professional conferences. 

  • “Vanquishing the Invisibility” Participant- A portrait project designed to raise awareness that women are veterans too.

  •  The Mission Continues Women Veterans Leadership Program- A program designed to enhance effective leadership skills while empowering women veterans to serve in under-resourced communities.

  • Legislative Caregiver Advocacy- Meeting with former VA Secretary Shulkin and other key stakeholders to share caregiver issues that were later addressed in the 2018 VA Mission Act.

  • Fox News Wounded Warrior Experience Participant- A panel of wounded warriors and their caregivers, filmed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C