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The Daily Times: Colonel Carmella Lawson returns as first female to lead Air Force JROTC at William Blount

Colonel Carmella Lawson served her country for 24 years but has now returned to Blount County to serve the East Tennessee community. The former Air Force pilot took over Blount County High School’s Air Force JROTC program in September 2014.

Lawson graduated from the Tickle College of Engineering with a degree in engineering science and mechanics in 1989. With a career that spans more than 70 countries and more than two decades, she is hoping to instill some of the leadership qualities and responsibility her time in the military taught her.

Read about Colonel Lawson’s new assignment »