A well deserved honor.

According to the Daily Freeman, 36 year old Army Major Christina Fanitzi, from Milton in Ulster County has been named to the 2018-19 class of White House Fellows.

The White House Fellows program "provides professionals from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to engage in public service for one year by serving in various roles in the federal government", according to the White House press office.

Fanitzi was one of only 14 people chosen to take part in the fellows program and will now spend a year working as a full time, paid fellow to a variety of White staff including, senior White House staff, Cabinet secretaries and other high ranking government officials.

Fanitzi is a military intelligence officer for the United States Army and has a long record of service defending our country including serving in combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Most recently Fanitzi redeployed to Afghanistan, to serve as director of operations where she organized and led a 1,700 soldier military intelligence unit to work with Afghan national security forces.