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February 2021

Veteran of the Month, February 2021
Regina Holsey

Regina Holsey was born to the late Mary Ingram Jackson and Robert Lee Holsey in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1962 and she is the oldest of five children.  She graduated from Baldwin High School and earned her associate degree in Criminal Justice at Georgia Military College.

Regina joined the United States Marine Corps in December of 1980, serving until January of 1990.  Regina’s primary job was that of a basic automotive mechanic and earned a second billet as a drill instructor tasked with the duties required to create new Marines.  Sergeant Regina Holsey’s time on active duty in the Marine Corps included duty stations in the Carolinas, California, South Korea and two tours in Okinawa, Japan. When Sergeant Holsey was a reservist, she was called back to active duty during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, serving in Saudi Arabia. She is an honorably discharged veteran.

After active-duty military service, Regina pursued a career in law enforcement. She first worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Milledgeville, Georgia for 4 ½ years. Her duties included working as a dispatcher, patrolling of the county, answering calls, investigations, traffic assignments, and working warrants. She reached the rank of Lieutenant serving as a shift supervisor.   From there, she was hired as a Deputy United States Marshal in January of 1995.  She worked in the Northern District of Georgia, permanently stationed in Atlanta throughout her career. Her duty assignments included protection of judiciary personnel, federal court security, fugitive arrests, transporting federal prisoners, seizing assets, witness protection, and any other details assigned by the Department of Justice. Such assignments that she completed were protection of certain teams during the 1996 U.S. Olympics in Atlanta, United Nations Assembly in New York, and Plan Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. She has completed assignments throughout the United States and its territories.  She retired in September of 2018.


Significant Military Achievements/Awards

Basic Automotive Mechanic School

Non-Commissioned Officer School

Drill Instructor School

Marksmanship Instructor Course

Good Conduct x 3

Sea Service Deployment x 3

National Defense Service Medal

Rifle Expert x 5

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Kuwait Liberation Medal

Navy Unit Commendation x 2

Navy Achievement Medal x 2

Meritorious Mast x 6


Civilian Achievements/Awards

U.S. Marshals Service Recruiter/ Interviewer Course

Law Enforcement Instructor Training Program

U.S. Marshals Service District Award

U.S. Marshals Service Director’s Award

U.S. Marshals Service Supervisory Leadership Development

U.S. Marshals Service Cash Awards x 3


Affiliations/Volunteer Organizations

New Macedonia Baptist Church Usher’s Ministry

Willie B. Hatcher American Legion Post 516

Democratic Party