Liuetenant Colonel (Retired) Melissa Fahrni


As Interviewed by Audric Scales, March 17, 2017
"You reach a point where you wonder, are you doing the right thing..."
Liuetenant Colonel (Retired) Melissa Fahrni

Introductory Profile: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Melissa Fahrni

Melissa Fahrni was involved in the Gulf War in 1991. I came to know her when my mom told me about a friend she knew that was involved in some war, I figured someone involved in a war would be pretty interesting. Melissa Fahrni is now retired from being enlisted in the military, but she still works as a civilian officer. Melissa Fahrni was specifically part of the Operation Desert Storm in the gulf war.

Operation Desert Storm, was the first major foreign crisis for the United States after the Cold War. Saddam Hussein, who was the dictator of Iraq, had ordered his army across the border into Kuwait. United States had provided a massive military aid to Iraq during the eight-year war with Iran. Kuwait was a major supplier of oil to the United States. The Iraq taking over Kuwait passed an immediate threat to Saudi Arabia who was another major exporter of oil. January 15 came and went with no response from Iraq, the next night Desert Shield became Desert Storm. Desert Shield was the defense for Saudi Arabia from Iraq, and Desert Storm was the attack on Iraq.