High School Wall of Honor
Myrna Elizabeth Foster
Class of June, 1967
|Research done by Claradell Shedd, class of 1953. Details of text written by Myrna Elizabeth Foster.|
Elizabeth Foster: Enlisted in the US Navy at the Navy Recruiting Station,
Federal Building, Des Moines, IA, on January 10, 1969. Retired: 01/31/89.
MACS Myrna Elizabeth Foster, USN;
In my Military Career: I worked many tasks depending on my rating at the times. My duty stations were RTC(W) Bainbridge, MD for Boot Camp (10Jan69-21Mar69); U.S.Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA (Apr69-Apr70); U.S.Naval Station, Newport, R.I. (Apr70-Jun70); Navy Regional Finance Center, San Diego, CA (Jul70-Dec74); U.S.Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA (Jan75-Nov77); U.S. Naval Brig, Pearl Harbor, HI (Jan78-Dec79); U.S. Army Base, Ft. McClellan, AL (Jan80-Mar80); U.S. Naval Brig, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA (Mar80-Mar83); U.S. Naval Brig, Pearl Harbor, HI (May 83-Apr86); and finally U.S.Brig, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA (May86-Jan89).
approximately 26 Military/Individual Awards/Certificates/Achievements/Honors
while in the Military Service, along with a Certificate of Appreciation
from the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA for my presentation there on Female
Confinement in 1981. I also was trained in NBC Warfare and Hostage Negotiations
through the State of Hawaii FBI in 1979). I went to school during my
off-duty hours and continued my education. I received my AA Degree in
Administrative Justice in 12/82, and I received my BA Degree in Criminal
Justice in 12/88. While in the Military I belonged to the following
Associations: American Corrections Association; American Jail Association;
Military Corrections Committee; National Association of Female Executives;
American Federation of Chiefs of Police; Booster Member of American
Police Hall of Fame and Museum; Columbia College Alumni Association;
United States Olympic Society Member; Prior Member Non-Commissioned
Officer's Association in Hawaii in 1978; Member of Federal Women's Program
Panel at NAVSTA Treasure Ialnd in 1982; Volunteer for Hawaii Special
Olympics; Participant Carol Kai Bed Race for Handicapped Children in
Hawaii; Selected as Navy Volunteer extra for Magnum P.I. and Hawaiian
Heat in Hawaii; Participant in various charity runnin events in Hawaii
and California; Participant in various sporting events military and
civilian (softball, basketball, bowling, 8-ball pool, volleyball, etc.).
Master at Arms Chief Senior Petty Officer (Navy Police).
Civilian after military retirement: In my civilian career after the Military: I worked for Homeland Security/ Emergency Management for the State of Iowa: I worked the United Flight 232 crash in Sioux City, IA in July, 1989 -dealt with the victims' families and survivors; I worked the different Ice Storms and Floods throughout the years; and I also worked State of Iowa Emergency when 911 hit on Sep.11, 2001, of which continued for many days.
I didn't stop with just the Military, and thought you might want to know a little more about me. I attended 16 Iowa State Emergency Management Agency Certified Courses; Four Federal Emergency Management Institute Certified Courses; Two Iowa Correctonal Training Officers Certified Courses; One State of Iowa Service Certificate; One State of Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Fingerprints Training Certification Award; One The Joyce Institute DATASPAN Trainer Certification on Postal Service Award. I also received the "State's Top Achievement Recognition Award" from Governor Branstad for working the United Flight 232 crash in Sioux City. (It was an Award presented to each of the eight of us the were involved from State Emergency Management).
I belong to the following associations: U.S. Navy Waves National; Washington, D.C.; Women in the Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA), Washington, D.C.; Iowa Vets Post #84, Des Moines, IA; and Disabled American Veterans Post #20, Des Moines, IA.
|01/07/10: Myrna Elizabeth Foster currently resides in Ankeny, IA.|
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