Busby retires from Marine CorpsMaster Sgt. Melissa A. Busby retired from the U.S. Ma-rine Corps on June 20 after 22 years of service.
Master Sgt. Melissa A. Busby retired from the U.S. Ma-rine Corps on June 20 after 22 years of service.
Busby is a 1986 graduate of Jamestown High School and the daughter of Robert and Freida Whitney, Ypsilanti, N.D. During her career, she worked as an administrator at Camp Pendleton and in San Diego, both California, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Okinawa, Japan. She also worked as a Marine Corps drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C., for three years, training women to become Marines. Her last assignment was as a manpower systems analyst in Kansas City.
At her retirement ceremony, she was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and presented with the American flag and the North Dakota state flag.
Busby, her husband, Philip, and their two children, Derek and Madison, live in Belton, Mo.