A Profile in Service: MAJ M. Blackwell

When looking for a hero, we don’t need to look any further than our volunteers, especially our ICE DMV Board Member Major Merissa Blackwell, U.S. Army.


[...] there is also no doubt that the tip of the spear is Major Blackwell.

“Major Blackwell has been a servant-leader for as long as I can remember. She enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and has been serving ever since. She takes pride in leading and guiding her soldiers. It is truly an honor and privilege to call her my wife. She provides a role model for our daughter to look up to, not only as a strong soldier but as a strong black woman. Her commitment to this country and this community is unmatched," said her husband, Rob Blackwell, CEO of CyTech Services.



"I am confident that without the impact of the Blackwells, we wouldn't have the ICE DMV chapter that we have today; and there is also no doubt that the tip of the spear is Major Blackwell. She has single-handedly run some of our most important projects in the area. We are lucky to have her working with us and we are thankful for her service to the community and the country," said ICE Foundation President and CEO, G.C. Murray II, Esq.


In addition to her work for the U.S. Army and the ICE Foundation, Major Blackwell is a member of the National Council of Negro Women, NAACP, and is a member of the Washington Tuskegee Alumni Association which helps raise money for scholarships and recruiting activities.


Join us in thanking Major Blackwell for her commitment to country and community!