Aliscia Andrews was born on Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. She spent her early years traveling with her family while her father served honorably in the Air Force. She was active in the church, played sports, competed in pageants, and volunteered in her community. Her life changed forever in the fall of 2005, however, when a high school friend serving in the Army made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. His tragic loss planted the seed that would motivate her to become a Marine.
Her unit was rerouted to Haiti after the devastating earthquakes to provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief to the Haitian people. After leaving Haiti, Aliscia’s unit continued their deployment through Europe, the Horn of Africa, and the Middle East. Meeting, engaging, and working with the people of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East afforded her a unique appreciation and understanding of these countries, cultures, and their value to the United States at large.