Colonel Mayhugh retired from Active Duty on 31 May 2016, with nearly 37 years of service to our nation. Her career spans multiple countries and operations culminating with strategic level assignments with Department of Defense. She enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 1979 with the 343rd Army Security Agency, as an Intelligence Analyst. In 1999, she was selected to join the DCNG Mobilization Augmentee Detachment and promoted to Major. The Mobilization Augmentee Detachment was mobilized and was the first National Guard unit to be mobilized after 9/11 in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In June 2002, MAJ Mayhugh joined the AGR T-10 program, as Executive Officer for NGB-ARP and in March 2003 became Chief of Records Management. She was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in June of 2006 and served as Chief, Plans and Programs Branch for the Army National Guard Human Capital Management Division. Subsequently, she was promoted to the rank of Colonel while serving as Inspections Team Chief, Department of the Army Inspector General. COL Mayhugh earned her MBA from Touro University, graduating Cum Laude and her Masters in National Security and Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In her final assignment, she served as a Special Assistant to the NGB, J-1 as Chief, Joining Community Forces, and NGB. Over the course of her career, she built collaborative, successful and trusted relationships with senior leaders in Government agencies to support and promote execution of strategic initiatives impacting DoD civilians, Military Members, veterans and families.