Captain Kate Nelson is a US Army intelligence officer currently serving as the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Intelligence directorate Battle Captain at Ft. Shafter, HI. Kate’s prior assignments include 5th Special Forces Group (Kentucky), 82nd Airborne Combat Aviation Brigade (North Carolina), 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing (Nevada), and 715th Military Intelligence Battalion (Hawaii), where she commanded Bravo Company. She has over thirteen years of military service and has deployed three times to Afghanistan and Iraq.
She holds two master’s degrees, a master of military studies and a master of sport management, which she earned in Australia. She earned her BA in marketing communications from Chaminade University in Hawaii. Kate is passionate about serving her community through volunteer work ranging from beach clean ups and coaching youth basketball to empowering special needs adults, earning her the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.