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CPT Megan Tidwell

7th Grade Military Awareness

Captain Megan Tidwell is an Army Logistical Officer and an educator. Raised in

Southern California she moved to Utah to pursue a Academic and basketball scholarship at

Dixie State University. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in Education and an English

Second Language Endorsement. Following graduation she followed her dream to serve her

country and joined the military. She has served the last 9 years in the Utah Army National

Guard. She enlisted in 2010 and served in Baghdad, Iraq in 2011 before becoming a non-

commissioned office in 2012. In 2013 she enrolled in officer candidate school and

commissioned as a second lieutenant logistics officer. She is currently serving as the

Company Commander of the 213 th Forward Support Company in Saint George, Utah for the

Utah National Guard. She became the first female commander in the 222 nd Battalion in

2017. While becoming a leader in the military and progressing her military career her love

for mentoring students has grown. Before returning to Utah, she served as a full-time TAC

officer and teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy where she mentored young men 7 th -

12 th in becoming upstanding citizen leaders both in and out of the military. Working as their

teacher, their advisor, and their counselor she took great pride in their success as a service

academy prep school and the accomplishments of her students. Her time at Valley Forge is

what inspired her to return to teaching and inspire students within her classroom and help

mentor the future leaders/ citizens of tomorrow. When she is not teaching or in the military

training she enjoys spending time with her family and travelling the world.