Carmen L. De Leon-Acosta
Manufacturing Engineer - Blue Origin
Carmen L. De Leon-Acosta is a Manufacturing Engineer for Blue Origin where she is part of a cutting-edge team performing manufacturing and test in support of the New Glenn Rocket.
She has deployed on several occasions supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Horn of Africa.
Carmen was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 10 1981. She was raised in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating from East Providence Senior High School. She continued her education at the University of Rhode Island for a year and a half, then decided to change course and enter the United States Air Force.
Since Enlisting in the Air Force, Carmen has been stationed at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, Carswell Field, Ft. Worth, Texas, McEntire National Guard Base, Eastover, South Carolina, and NAS JRB New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Water Survival Training, Combat Survival Training, Artic Survival Training, Altitude Chamber Training, Military Training Instructor School, Military Training Instructor Trainer Course, Recruiting School, and Noncommissioned Officer Academy where she garnered distinguished graduate.
Carmen has also deployed on five “real world” events in the Middle East. Her first “real world” deployment was in January 2003 to Masirah Island, Oman. Her second was in March 2004 to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Her third was to Kuwait in 2004. Both her fourth and fifth were to Uzbekistan in 2005.