Ghanaian-American, Senior Master Sergeant Eva Appiah, has been appointed Legislative Fellow in the United States Government. She was selected as the Air Force Reserve Command Enlisted Legislative Fellow for 2021.
In May 2002, she was enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve. After basic training and technical school, she was assigned to the 908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, where she served several years in several different positions within the Logistics Readiness Squadron.
As a 357th Airlift Squadron first sergeant, Appiah helped implement and lead quarterly enlisted calls. These were meetings held during the Reserve’s monthly Unit Training Assembly where important information, such as deadlines for Enlisted Developmental Education Board, Enlisted Education Plan, or Stripes for Exceptional Airmen packages, were discussed. While reading the EDEB invitation to apply and course descriptions, she noticed the opportunity to serve as Air Force Reserve Command Enlisted Legislative Fellow.
The fellowship provides hands-on experience through education and development activities consisting of an intensive orientation of Congress. The 54-month commitment includes six months of academic courses, one year on Capitol Hill as a staffer to a member of congress or committee, and a 36-month post-fellowship active-duty service commitment in the National Capital Region.
Congratulations on your recent appointment Eva. Keep winning.
This article was originally published on Ghana Web.