DVA’s 2022 Woman Veteran of the Year speaks at Madison College

MADISON, Wis. — Madison College celebrated Veteran’s Day a day early with a keynote address by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2022 Woman Veteran of the Year.

Natalie Isensee, this year’s woman veteran of the year, spoke at the college’s Truax campus Thursday. Isensee is a former Marine Corps captain who was deployed to Kuwait and served in the United States’ ground invasion of Iraq.

“Veteran’s Day is the one day of the year where veterans are put in the spotlight, but the reality is anybody who served in the military — whether it the guard or the reserves or active duty or in school preparing to go into the military — they’re working hard every day, and so to have that one day of visibility is nice, it’s special, it feels good,” she said.

Isensee is currently the manager of diversity, equity and inclusion at WPS Health Solutions.