Staff Sgt. Melissa A. Buchholz

United States Army 996th Engineering Company

United States Army 996th Engineering Company

I enlisted into the United States Military 13 November 2003 as a 12N10, Heavy Equipment Operator. I Specializing in heavy equipment to include the front end loader, hydraulic excavator, back hoe and grader to complete missions such as the creation and repair of roads, create and redirect drainage, installation of culverts, clear roads, fields and paths, haul materials, building berms for ammunition supply points and ranges and am assigned to 996th Engineer Company in Milwaukee, WI.

SSG Buchholz, Melissa

SSG Buchholz, Melissa

As a Warrior-Citizen, in both since of the word, in my civilian position I serve as a Unit Administrator for the 996 Engineer Company. I use my civilian knowledge to help me assist my soldiers and the soldiers in my unit where I represent the Commanders’ best wishes in their absences and make command decisions regarding the unit and its soldiers. I also perform duties as the payroll administrator, pay inquires; take care of all medical to include profiles and unit/soldier readiness; all Troop Program Unit transfers, Conditional Releases, transfer to the IRR, soldiers who have completed their contract; administration of personnel files, medical and dental files; and other general office duties.

I deployed to Afghanistan where I over saw soldiers and local nationals on project sights. I also specialized in runway maintenance, FOB drainage and the construction and installation of culverts. Although my primary MOS was a heavy construction operator, I also felt a need to assist more. I took an EMT class while deployed and assisted in the hospital. This was a huge accomplishment for me. Balancing my primary duties with class and studying was difficult, but the dedication I maintained paid off when the soldiers and civilians reflected the unspeakable look of gratitude in their eyes.

My military awards include: Meritorious Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ two bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M Device, NATO Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Tracked Vehicle(s) clasp, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver -Wheeled Vehicle(s), Driver and Mechanic Badge with – S (special equipment) operator clasp.

I was born in Fond du Lac, WI and graduated from Horace Mann High School. I later attended Central Texas College to be a certified EMT, also the American Intercontinental University for business.

I enjoy being outdoors and going to the gym where I am currently training for a triathlon.

SSG Buchholz and boyfriend Thomas  Brehmes

SSG Buchholz and boyfriend Thomas Brehmes


8 Responses to “Staff Sgt. Melissa A. Buchholz”

  1. Carlos Says:

    Is a Scam.. I got the same email as well.. “Thanks for the reply, I am satisfied with the condition and your answers to my questions. I’m presently With 996TH Engineering company Milwaukee, wisconsin and I’ve been in the base for some time and due to my new job. I won’t be able to come for it, I will have a pickup agent come for it on my behalf, so I request this transaction be done via PayPal and the PayPal charges are on me, so I will like to proceed with payment. Do let me know if you have a verified PayPal account?

    Kind Regards.”


  2. Tom Thomas Says:

    Melissa, I have a boat for sale on CraigsList, to which an eMail reply was sent using your name. I see other posts above regarding the possible mis-use of your name. Please advise.

  3. Juan V. David, MUP, Phb Says:

    Someone contacted me re a listing I have on Craigslist using your name, SSG Melissa A. Buchholz, even giving your unit information. They want to purchase my boat trailer. If it is you please advise me at or let me know so that I can notify the proper authorities.

  4. CLD Says:

    Hi Melissa, did you contact me regarding something I am selling on Craigslist for $5,500.00? Please post here if you did or not. Otherwise someone is trying to scam people using your name? If it is you then please contact me via Craigslist and we can continue the transaction. Thank you.

  5. J. Oakey Says:

    Are you looking to buy a home gym or is this a scam too?

  6. Dr. Ford Says:

    I think someone is using your name to scam people with autos for sale.

  7. SPC Cassidy Says:

    SSG Buchholz, my name is SPC Cassidy. I am trying to find contact information for your unit’s Training NCO. Can you assist me? Please contact me via e-mail at

  8. Maj Mark Loyola « Stay Army Reserve Says:

    […] enlisted Soldiers, however here are the comments left by Maj Mark Loyola upon his congratulation to Staff Sgt. Melissa A. Buchholz, on her selection to particpate in the 2011 Quality of Life, Family Readiness Conference and […]

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