Allean Harrington was enamored with the military at an early age.
Her infatuation began with a deep appreciation for the attractiveness of the uniforms.
A random drive one day led her near the U.S. National Guard and Army Reserves recruiting offices. She drove past the National Guard but hit the brakes when she reached the Reserves office. She walked inside.
Her life would never be the same.
She joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 1977, serving more than 26-and-a-half years between active and inactive duty, retiring as a chief warrant officer.