Julia Spinnato joined the Connecticut Army National Guard in September of 2001, a week after 9/11. Upon returning from training as a military police officer , she volunteered to work full time in support of Operation Noble Eagle, performing homeland security duties. She spent over 12 years of active service and over 18 years total in the Army National Guard, performing various duties such as a photojournalist, counterdrug drug demand reduction specialist and instructor for the Army’s Information Operations. She received numerous awards during her military service to include multiple Army Achievement and Army Commendation Medals as well as an Army Meritorious Service Medal. Julia retired as a Sergeant First Class from the Army in December of 2020.
Julia obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas. She began working toward an advanced degree in Leadership before realizing she wanted to shift her career. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Julia volunteers as a Girl Scout troop leader, softball coach and at a horse farm which specializes in equine assisted therapy and adaptive riding programs. She loves traveling, good food, the beach and spending time with her 11-year old daughter, Adriana.