USAF JAG officer Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.
The Military Order of the Purple HeartÂ (MOPH)Â is committed to serving our female veterans. Although our membership is restricted to combat wounded men and women, we support all of our female veterans. Our current initiatives for female veterans include consistently assessing the needs of our female members and disseminating relevant information to them to address their needs and advocate on their behalf. We are always seeking to increase our membership by reaching out to more combat injured females and encouraging them to join MOPH. We also welcome feedback and ways to better serve our female members and female veterans in general.
Ms. WendyÂ BuckinghamÂ is currently an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. and a reserve USAF JAG officer. She practices labor and employment law in both her civilian and reserve capacities. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2004 with a double major in English and Computer Applications. She attended Notre Dame on a full scholarship from the USAF ROTC program. While at Notre Dame, she participated in USAF ROTC and accepted an educational delay onto active duty to attend law school. In 2007, Wendy graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and entered the Air Force as an active duty JAG officer.Â Wendy served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 2008 to 2012, with a tour of duty in Baghdad, Iraq. On August 21, 2009, she wasÂ combatÂ woundedÂ in an IED blast in Baghdad where her right tibia was shattered below the knee.Â She spent eight months recovering from her injuries and returned to active duty in March 2010.Â She received the Purple Heart, Air Force Combat Action Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal for her service in Iraq.Â Wendy currently livesÂ in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, USAF Lt Col William “Buck” Buckingham and their two energetic French Bulldog puppies, Chloe and Maximus.Â
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