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NY Army National Guard Soldier crams a career into one year

Posted By By Spc. Marla Ogden, New York National Guard, Wednesday, July 15, 2020

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. – Within less than a year, Spc. Olivia Mannetti became a Soldier, helped New York State in the fight against COVID-19, and will now be deploying to the Middle East.

Mannetti, 22, and a Schenectady resident, is a combat medic in the New York Army National Guard’s 466th Medical Company, Area Support. The company is to mobilize and deploy at the end of July.As a child, Mannetti was raised in a military household. Her father was a Marine and her mother’s side of the family was Navy. She decided she, too, wanted to serve.

“Ever since I was little and saw my dad in uniform, I knew I wanted to be in the military,” she said.After graduating from college in Colorado, Mannetti joined the Army National Guard.

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