Courtney Kittrell is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina and a 20-year veteran with the United States Navy. Her military experiences have made a mark on her life through personal and leadership struggles. Courtney has deployed onboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, USS JOHN F. KENNEDY, USS ENTERPRISE, and USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH. Her journey has taken her to many countries including Spain, Portugal, England, Turkey, Bahrain, Dubai, Israel, Italy and scores of other places. Courtney is a leader of many and a friend to all. She has been motivated to be a voice for others who are battling depression, suicidal thoughts, and mental health issues. She lives with her wife, Tiffany R. Barber, and their dog, Dreyfuss, in Chesapeake, Virginia.