SGM Monnet R. Bushner was born in Nassau, Bahamas. She was raised in Pennsauken, New Jersey along with her three sisters and one brother. SGM Bushner enlisted in the military in August of 1999 at Miami MEPS. She attended Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, assigned to the 1-34th INF REG BN. Upon completion of BCT she went to AIT in Ft. Sam Houston, TX as a Combat Medic (91B) and graduated in February of 2000.
SGM Bushner’s first duty station was at Ft. Lewis Washington. She held the positions of Ambulance Driver, Team Leader, and Squad Leader while stationed at Ft Lewis. SGM Bushner earned her Expert Field Medical Badge in April of 2002. Through lessons learned, SGM Bushner was the first to develop a layout configuration of the M997 to be fully mission capable to facilitate maximum patient load and carry the required MES sets and equipment. She deployed with the 296th Forward Support Battalion in October of 2003. She was awarded the Combat Medical Badge while performing actions under fire in combat during this deployment.
SGM Bushner attended AIT in 2005, earning an Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) as a Physical Therapy Technician. Upon graduating, she was sent Heidelberg Germany, where she was the NCOIC of the Heidelberg Hospital Physical Therapy Clinic. She developed Injury Prevention classes, was the primary instructor for the Back Stabilization Class, and facilitated with the goals and intent of the hospital. SGM Bushner earned her Associates Degree in General Education and Technology in January of 2008 before leaving Germany.
SGM Bushner was assigned to the 218th MP Company in Ft. Campbell KY in July of 2008. She was the Senior Medical NCO for the company. In addition, she was also assigned as the BN Senior Medic for the 716th MP BN. Her role was to provide medical support, order medical equipment, ensure medical credentials and certifications for all Soldiers were current and validated and facilitate medical support to all Soldiers and the mission of the BN. She also maintained MEDPROS stats for the BN, and ensured all medical data and certifications were put in the system. SGM Bushner deployed with the 218th MP Company to Iraq from 2009-2010. Where she was in charge of five medical teams, a part of the Commanders security team, provided medical support and conducted medical training for military and local nationals.
SGM Bushner attended Drill Sergeant School in June of 2012. Upon graduation, she was assigned to A Company 1-34 INF REGT. SGM Bushner was assigned as the Alpha Company Senior Drill Sergeant on the trail. SGM Bushner also held the position as the BN Medical SME and developed a curriculum for the Combat lifesaver Class and inspected all medical gear for compliance.
SGM Bushner arrived to Martin Army Community Hospital in July of 2014. She was the NCOIC of the Department of Emergency Medicine and the NCOIC of the Department of Warrior Care. She was later selected to be the 1SG of Alpha Company from 2016-2018.
SGM Bushner completed a one year tour in Korea from 2018-2019 as the Senior Operations NCO for the 121st Combat Support Hospital. She was instrumental in the accountability, gaining/transferring personnel, and medical logistics during the hospital conversion and relocation from Yongsan to Humphreys.
SGM Bushner is a Master Fitness Instructor, Master Driver, Master Combatives Instructor, Green and Black Belt Lean Six Sigma, completed the 70H Course (Health Services Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Security & Training), earned an Associate’s Degree in General Education in Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and is involved in many committees regardless of the organization. SGM Bushner is currently four classes short of attaining a Masters in Organizational Management from Ashford University of which she will complete this year (2020).
SGM Bushner is a graduate of the Sergeant Major Academy (SGM-A) Class # 70 “Lead the Change” in Ft. Bliss, Texas from AUG 2019 – JUNE 2020.
SGM Bushner’s awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 silver OLC, 2 bronze OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 silver OLC, 2 bronze OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Number 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Number 4), Drill Sergeant Badge, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Proficiency Sports Badge (Bronze), Schützenschnur in Gold, and Driver’s Badge.