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Warrior Wednesday: Ashley Johnson

Warrior Wednesday: Ashley Johnson

Today’s #WarriorWednesday is Ashley Johnson! Ashley served as a nuclear machinist mate and engineering laboratory technician in the U.S. Navy. She deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2014 to 2015 as she was on board the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Currently, she is a Warrior Advocate at UWS.

When she is not serving our local warriors at Upstate Warrior Solution, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in social work through the University of South Carolina. “My service showed me that I have a passion for helping others. I use that every day now in both my job and my schoolwork.”

She is working toward her licensure as a clinical social worker. “This would allow me to become a licensed therapist. My goal is to use this to help children and adolescents who have been through traumatic experiences.”

Thank you for your service, Ashley!

Know a warrior like Ashley whom you think we should feature? Nominate them!

To feature them, we need a description of their military service as well as to know what they are doing now, what they enjoyed from service they incorporate into their life today, and what is one goal or passion they are working towards. The information can be sent to along with the warrior’s name and how they can be contacted.