Sara L. Markle, U.S. Air Force (Air National Guard) Secretary, Commissioner Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.FW.) Post 9871 Appointed 2016 Current Term 2021-2026 (2nd term)
MSGT Sara (Nemec) Markle, has called Lorain county her home her entire life. After graduating from Marion L Steele High school in 2000, Sara joined the US Air Force Reserve, where she became a Health Services Management Specialist (4A071). She is currently the NCOIC of Medical Administration for her unit. Sara comes from an Air Force family. Her father, Joseph, is a retired MSGT from the 121st refueling wing, and her sister, Stefani Ellsworths, is currently a Captain at Ellia AFG.
Sara is a true leader in her community. In addition to being a wife and mother of two, she is serving her fourth term as the chair of the North Ridgeville Chambers of Commerce. She has earned two associate degrees, one in Health Care Management from the Community College of the Air Force as well as an associate of arts degree from LCCC.
Always looking to the future, Sara is also an advocate for North Ridgeville schools as she is currently the co-chair of the North Ridgeville Citizens for Better Schools committee. In addition to this, in her spare time, she can be found teaching both NRHS students, and Lorain county veterans classes on Financial Literacy.
Sara resides in North Ridgeville with her husband, Jody, daughter Samantha, and son JD.
Organizational involvement and awards
- VFW Post 987 Life member
- North Ridgeville Chambers of Commerce – Chair
- North Ridgeville Citizens for Better Schools – Co-Chair
- She has earned the Air Force Commendation and Achievement medals
- Air Force Commendation medal
- Air Force Achievement medal