USMC Reserves, 2001-2016

  • Instructor/Competitor USMC Reserve Marksmanship Team, US (2003-2016)
  • Civil Military Operations Coordinator, Quantico, VA (2010-2013)
  • Civil Affairs Team Chief/FET OIC: Afghanistan (2009-2010)
  • Public Affairs Officer/Civil Affairs, Iraq (2006)
  • Public Affairs Officer, Riverton, Utah (2002-2005)

USMC Active Duty, 1994-2001

  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Chief, NC (1999-2001)
  • Marksmanship Instructor, VA (1996-1999)
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic, CA (1994-1996)


  • 2013 Certificate, Advanced Leadership Course, Quantico, VA
  • 2011 Certificate, Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, USAID, Formal Schools Instructor Course, Civil Military Operations Planners Course, Quantico, VA
  • 2009 Certificate, Civil Affairs Course, 4th Civil Affairs Group, Washington DC
  • 2007 Certificates, Combat Marksmanship Coach / Combat Marksmanship Trainer, Quantico, VA
  • 2005 Graduate, Small Arms Weapons Instructor School, Quantico, VA
  • 1999 Graduate, Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course, Quantico, VA


  • 1996-Present: Marine Corps Female Marine Athlete of the Year, over 40 National-level rifle competitions won and currently hold 3 National Service Rifle records, Navy Commendation Medals and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good conduct and Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medals, and Major Megan M. McClung Leadership Award

Julia loves spending time with her family, coaching and competing in Marksmanship, physical activity, health and wellness, music, and the arts.  She supports veteran organizations and serves in her local community.

We honor you, Julia Carlson.

(Submission by:  Leslie Zimmerman)