Female Soldier, state trooper expands service to Commonwealth

Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

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2nd Lt. Cassandra Mullins salutes her husband, Master Sgt. Tim Mullins during a commissioning ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 27, 2014. Mullins, like her husband, also serves as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Raymond)

FRANKFORT Ky. – Led by an unwavering passion to strive to always be a better person, one female Citizen, Soldier and Police Officer, continues to dedicate herself to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to the Kentucky National Guard, and the Kentucky State Police.

Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Cassandra Jo Mullins graduated Officer Candidate School at the State Capitol in Frankfort, Sept. 27, becoming one of 30 new leaders for the Kentucky Guard.

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Kentucky National Guard 2nd Lt. and Kentucky State Police Detective Cassandra Mullins received the Kentucky State Police Citation for Bravery in Frankfort, Ky., May 14th. (photo submitted)

Mullins protects the Commonwealth of Kentucky in more than one way; as a Guardsman and as a trooper assigned to the KSP’s Training Academy. She has served in the Kentucky National Guard since 2012 and is a 5-year veteran of the KSP.

“Being an officer in the Kentucky Guard and a trooper go hand in hand,” said Mullins.  “I try to look around to see how I can make a difference by making the world a better place. I think that one person can make a big difference, no matter how small you may think you are and no matter how many hats they wear. No matter what uniform you wear, you can make a difference.”

Mullins has various inspirations in her life, to include her mother and her husband. Both people have played key roles in the woman she has become today. Her mother taught her what kind of woman she wanted to be.

“My mother was a little woman,” said Mullins. “ She was a little over 5 feet tall and a little more than 100 lbs. But the impact she had on the woman I’ve become today has changed my life forever. My goal in life is to have the same drive and determination she had during her life.”

Her husband is also a trooper with the KSP and a Guardsmen. He has always been one of her biggest motivators and he has always been her number one supporter.

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Master Sgt. Tim Mullins and his wife, 2nd Lt. Cassandra Mullins now share the same two occupations, as both serve the commonwealth as troopers with the state police and as Soldiers in the Kentucky National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. David Bolton)

I am one hundred percent supportive of my wife’s decision to join the military and her choice of being an officer,” said Master Sgt. Tim Mullins.  “Cassandra is a natural born leader. Her personality and attitude sets her up to be a perfect military leader. She is one of the hardest working and most driven people I have ever met. She is also very kind and compassionate and humble, all of which are great aspects of a military leader.”

Mullins hopes within the first year to motivate and shape female soldiers, as well as junior enlisted Soldiers, and help them reflect on what they’ve accomplished and ask what is next for them. She wishes they will always strive to reach forward in the same way she has, in order to make their communities, their state, their country and their world a better place.

 

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