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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Carrie A. McLeish completes advanced training at Fort Gordon

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Carrie A. McLeish (Friday Harbor High School Class of 1989), graduated from the U.S. Army
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Carrie A. McLeish (Friday Harbor High School Class of 1989), graduated from the U.S. Army's School of Information Technology at Fort Gordon, Ga. on Oct. 29.
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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Carrie A. McLeish (Friday Harbor High School Class of 1989) graduated from the U.S. Army's School of Information Technology at Fort Gordon, Ga. on Oct. 29.

Completion of the 950-hour Warrant Officer Advanced Course earned McLeish several certifications, including GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator, Intrusion Analyst, Incident Handler, Systems and Network Auditor, Forensic Analyst, Penetration Testor and Firewall and Ethical Hacker. GIAC stands for Global Information Assurance Certification. Fewer than 100 individuals worldwide hold all these certifications.

The school is a nine-month program. She was one of only eight selected from 50 of the Army’s top warrant officers to participate in this course. In addition, she was the Physical Training Officer for her class. She will remain at Fort Gordon as an instructor at the Army's School of Information Technology.

McLeish is the daughter of former Friday Harbor residents Glen and Bobbie Gullickson, now of Seminole, Fla.; and David Joslin of Portland, Ore.

She joined the Army in 1990 and took basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and advanced training at Fort Gordon. She spent two years at the Pentagon, four years in Germany, three years at Fort Lewis, and three years at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.

She completed two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division.

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