Nadean Barton

Nadean Barton

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Nadean Barton was born on the island of Jamaica, and grew up in Bronx, New York where she enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1995 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Her first assignment after training was Helicopter Squadron 1 in Jacksonville, FL, followed by Dental Assistant Class "A" school in San Diego, California, then, she Bon Voyage on the USS Kitty Hawk homeported in Yokosuka Japan allowing her to visit countries such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jebel Ali, Thailand, Dubai, Middle East, and Korea. Barton then went to Naples, Italy, where she pursued her dream in track and field while still working as a Dental Assistant. After she left Italy, she went to Bethesda, Maryland. She transferred to Navy Recruiting District Miami, Fl, where she switched Careers to Recruiting and after 7 years, she transferred to Navy Recruiting District Dallas, TX and then Navy Recruiting District Seattle, WA where she advanced to Chief Petty Officer. She then transferred to Navy Recruiting District Atlanta, GA from which she retired after 25 honorable years. Her personal decorations include a Navy Commendation Medal and nine Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various unit and awards. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ashford University. Nadean's book "Can A Girl Catch a Break" was birthed from tragedy to triumph while enduring a miscarriage. She turned her pain, hurt, and grief into motivation and courage to push herself forward to positively impact others through her story. She wrote Can a Girl Catch A Break? in just 6 days and published it 30 days after. Writing was her healing outlet and was the first step in sorting out her emotions. She loved the idea of being able to share her experiences with the world to help others going through the same or similar circumstances. After seeking therapy after her miscarriage, she got the opportunity to be a co-author on the best-selling book, "The Voices Behind Mental Illness, The Life of a Veteran” she utilized that book for the Map to Mental Wellness Success. Following that she wrote her other book, "The Love She Never Had." Nadean is also a co-author in the best-selling book, "There is No Health Without Mental Health Anthology. She also wrote, “It Was Not You; It Was the Phoenix in You-The Rebirth.” Her latest work is that she is one of the ten Co-Authors in the Anthology book, “Think Pink” – Success Stories from Women who Launched Businesses and Changed Lives. She talked about, not letting your setbacks cause you to sit back.
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