We want to focus on the positive impact that women veterans are having in their communities during this crazy and challenging time. Our first “Badassery” recipient was nominated by Tiffany Martschink.
Danique Masingill is the President and Co-Founder of Leashes of Valor. During this time of crisis, she has continued to train and maintain the dogs who will eventually become service dogs for post 9/11 veterans in need of their services. She doesn’t make any personal profit from the hard work and dedication she puts forth to support veterans in need.
It quickly became evident to me that Danique Masingill has a passion beyond anything I’ve ever seen to meet the needs a all veterans she encounters. I’m forever grateful to this badass and believe her “Badassery” needs to be recognized.
Dates and links to things she’s done the past couple months:
FEBRUARY 8th, “Feds considering new rules for service animals on flights”
Danique Masingill is a United States Navy Veteran, and an advocate serving the warrior and military community. Danique served honorably from 2002 to 2007 as a Master at Arms Second Class and Protective Service Agent. Throughout her time in the service, she operated as a combat Coxswain instructor for harbor security certifying Second Fleet vessels and managing harbor security. Danique’s duty stations included Naval Weapons Station Charleston, the USS John F. Kennedy and the Naval Station Mayport. Over the past three years, Danique has become very active within the warrior and working dog communities as an advocate. In 2013, Danique earned a bachelor’s degree in European history and German literature and linguistics from Syracuse University, using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. She went on to complete her Executive MPA at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 2014. Additional certifications include a graduate certificate in conflict resolution for service dog policy and warriors with PTSD and a graduate certificate in security studies from the Institute for National Security and Counter Terrorism.