Captain Deanna Love is a native of Chicago, IL. She entered active duty service in November 2008 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and commissioned through Officer Candidate School (OCS) May 2009 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
CPT Love previously served as the Commander of the Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Group Support Battalion, 3d Special Forces Group (Airborne), February 2016 to May 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne), as the Logistics Officer (S4) from May 2014 to May 2015 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. At Fort Stewart, Georgia, she was assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade. She served in the Special Troops Battalion as the Battalion S4 and the Assistant Battalion (Operations Officer) S-3 from August 2011 till September 2013. November 2009 to August 2011 CPT Love was assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee) of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She served as the Supply Platoon Leader, Distribution Platoon Leader and Executive Officer for the Distribution Company (A Co) of the 801st Brigade Support Battalion (BSB). CPT Love deployed with the 801st BSB from June 2010 to May 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Sharana, Afghanistan. February 2011 to May 2011 CPT Love served as the Distribution Platoon Leader for 2nd Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment on FOB Orgun-E. CPT Love redeployed forward of her unit in May 2011 to redeploy the 801st BSB as the Rear Detachment Battalion Executive Officer.
CPT Love attended the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia, where she also received her designation as a Demonstrated Senior Logistician from SOLE, the International Society of Logistics. CPT Love Graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO in May 2008 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Science.
CPT Love’s military awards and badges include Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal-1 star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Defense Medal, Air Assault Badge and Parachute Badge.
CPT Love is the proud parent of one son, and a proud member of Teach All Nations Ministries in Spring Lake, NC.