Ms. Tammy Barlet served for over 8 years in the United States Coast Guard, beginning in 1995. As an Operations Specialist Third Class Petty Officer, she served on board the USCGC Chase and VTS Houston/Galveston. She received many medals and awards, but her most significant achievement was the Coast Guard Achievement Medal for handling an incident which could quickly escalated into a Homeland Security Threat.
After separating from the service, Tammy returned to school in 2013. In 2017, she graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. While studying at Temple University, Tammy served as Vice-President of the Temple Veterans Association in 2016. She has been a panel speaker for promoting the prevention of veteran suicides at Jefferson University, and advocated for female veterans during the Democratic Caucus at Harrisburg, PA.
To continue her mission of service, Ms. Barlet began a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Policy at George Washington University. Tammy also accepted a Mission Continues fellowship as a Policy Associate at Student Veterans of America in Washington, D.C. The fellowship provides the opportunity to continue her involvement with student veterans while reinforcing her confidence within the political arena.
Although she enjoys her time in the big city, Tammy continues to strengthen her connection with the veteran community in and around her hometown in Hamburg, PA. As a member of countless VSOs, Tammy found a comradery that spans decades and services. Thorough the advice of a friend who she met through Mission Continues, Ms. Barlet found an opportunity to strength her writing skills while echoing positive feedback through the Female Veterans Empowered to Transition.
Tammy is often labeled as a bumblebee because she pollinates her time and knowledge to those she meets and makes their lives a little sweeter. She is supported and loved by her family and friends, who she finds time with her busy schedule to go hiking, kayaking and even geocaching.