deborah elliot

Marine Corps Spouse & Caregiver

Deborah Elliott


Warrensburg, MO


Summer 2018

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Deborah Elliott was born into an Air Force Family in Warrensburg, Missouri. She moved around a bit during her childhood, mostly in Ohio and Illinois, but the three years she spent in Izmir, Turkey were among her favorite. Deb has earned both an Associate’s degree in Arts and Sciences from Southwestern Illinois College, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from East Carolina University.

Deb met her Marine Corps husband in Illinois and moved to Cherry Point, North Carolina. While there, she volunteered at the base thrift store and with activities at the spouse’s club. During a nine-month deployment, her husband became very ill. After initial misdiagnoses led to his illness worsening, he was eventually declared undeployable, and medically retired.  

Being a mother of two and caregiver has left Deb little time for personal and professional growth. Through the Dog Tag Fellowship, Deb hopes to gain the entrepreneurial experience necessary to start her own business as a professional organizer. She would also like to assist her husband in setting up a ceramics store, where he and other disabled veterans could exhibit and sell their art therapy creations. Her favorite baked good is a basic chocolate chip cookie…hold the chocolate.

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