Perry, Georgia, December 14, 2015, Tamara Scheffler, Owner of Georgia’s Country Girl and Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in agricultural business and defense services.
Distinguished for more than three decades of military service, Ms. Scheffler recently retired from military service following a lengthy career with the U.S. Air Force. In recent years, she has dedicated her time to Georgia’s Country Girl, her own blossoming business that addresses multiple aspects of the local and regional agricultural industry. As the owner of the company, she is responsible for growing produce and selling it at the farmer’s market, in addition to training horses, raising cattle and goats, and brood raising hatchlings until they are 5 months old. When she isn’t busy managing the farm, Ms. Scheffler also creates specialty cookies for a national client base. These organic, hand-decorated cookies are made to order for any special occasion, ranging from holiday events to children’s theme parties.
Ms. Scheffler gained firsthand experience with the agricultural world while she was still growing up. Her parents sold horses, and eventually went into cattle feeding and dairy farming. When Ms. Scheffler joined the U.S. Air Force in 1983, it was under the delayed enlistment program. From there, she went on to raise through the ranks, and eventually became responsible for the oversight of 1,500 reservists for the Headquarters Readiness Management Group. Throughout the course of her career, she has also managed the Air Force Marathon twice. Upon retiring from her military appointment, Ms. Scheffler began managing her own farm. For the past decade, she has owed and operated Georgia’s Country Girl, which also serves as a retirement home for some animals.
Ms. Scheffler has also earned several educational degrees. Her first diploma was from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy and the USAF Air University. She continued to earn a master’s certification in organizational leadership from Villanova University and a master’s degree in information technology from Villanova as well. She rounded out her education by completing the Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Course from Air University and also coursework in human resources.
She received several medals for her work, including the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, Commendation Medal, the Achievement Medal with One Oak Leaf cluster, the National Defense Service, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. In the coming years, Ms. Scheffler aims to introduce education and leadership development in a civilian capacity.
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