Kalen Arreola, President
Kalen Arreola is a Captain in the Army Reserve and the commander of a public affairs unit in Denver, Colo.
was the command PAO for the 79th Sustainment Support Command
in Los Alamitos, Calif. serving the western region of the United States under a 2-Star command.
She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom V supporting the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 3rd Infantry Division.
has worked with embedded reporters from major news agencies, including NBC
, Fox, NPR
also developed a successful hometown news campaign that reached out to more than 250 hometown news markets to tell the story of the American Soldier during the surge.
previous civilian occupation was on the Corporate Communications team for PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
assisted in the creation of PETCO's
social media platforms.
was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2008 for her
work in Iraq and was a 2010 MacArthur
Leadership Award nominee.
leadership during OIF V also resulted in Army Commendation Medals for her
entire print journalist team, after their weekly publication earned first place in the Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards for the Best Field Publication in the United States Army
Kalen is active in the military nonprofit sector, serving on boards for the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, the Yellow Ribbon Registry Network, the Women Veterans of Colorado and VFW Post 1.
She is also a member of the Reserve Officers Association and the Association of the United States Army.