LANSING — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) today welcomed Sgt. Kate Logan, a 12-year combat veteran who served in Iraq, the Army Reserves and the Michigan Army National Guard, as her special guest for the annual Michigan Senate Memorial Day service that honors current and former military servicemembers.
“Memorial Day is a special time to show our gratitude to those who serve, and I’m so grateful to have a wonderful person like Sgt. Logan in my district,” Sen. Bayer said. “I hope to continue to do justice to the needs of our women and men in uniform by crafting and implementing policies so that they, and their loved ones, can rest assured they will be taken care of at home and abroad.”
Sgt. Logan was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division during surge operations in 2007-2008, where she served as a female search detachment for Infantry, Quick Response Forces, and as a recovery specialist and mechanic for military vehicle operations. During her time overseas, Sgt. Logan was one of the only women to work directly with, and train, Iraqi Armed Forces on battle damage and repair.
She also worked closely with the public affairs team and has been recognized for her combat reporting and publications within the U.S. Department of Defense.
Sgt. Logan is now a Regional Coordinator for the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, where she works to connect veterans and their dependents with benefits and services across Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. She is also a Council Member in the Village of Oxford, where she lives with her partner and four children.
Sgt. Kate Logan, a 12-year U.S. Army combat veteran who served in Iraq, attends the Michigan Senate’s Memorial Day service with Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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