Who is Kate Norley?
Kate Norley is the wife of English comedian and TV host John Oliver. She is an Army combat medic and Iraq war veteran. She currently works as a veteran rights advocate for ‘Vets for Freedom’. The organization aims at conquering the rampant terrorism present in the world today. Norley was born into an affluent family and attended a private boarding school. However, she decided to enroll herself into the military in the wake of the terror attacks in New York and Washington D.C. in 2001. She believed that this was the best way she could serve her country. During her time in the Army, she displayed tremendous fortitude as she learnt how to deal with the most challenging situations; she remains happy with the unconventional choices she made. She met her future husband, the TV host and commentator John Oliver, at a Republican Convention. The couple soon tied the knot. A woman of her own standing, one of Norley’s ambition is to start a women-led nonprofit organization that is not tied either to politics or religion and is aimed at empowering women.
Kate Norley was born into a well-to-do family and attended the Episcopal High School in Arlington, Virginia. She decided to get herself enlisted in the Military after she witnessed the horrors of the 9/11 attacks in America. Her parents though not opposed to the decision had a discussion with her about the change. They realized she was extremely determined and would see till the end of her ambition and they agreed. She started and completed her basic training in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Subsequently, she enrolled for medical training and completed it at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. She joined the 1st Cavalry Division of Fort Hood in Texas as part of the first reinforcements.
In 2003, she was deployed in Iraq for a period of 16 months. She started serving as a combat medic in Fallujah and worked as a mental health specialist in Ramadi where she provided counsel to soldiers. She soon specialized in handling combat stress; she remained the only female combat stress specialist in the troops and was awarded the Combat Medic badge for the valor she displayed when she provided medical care while the station was under fire. Kate believes that the army gave her a chance for doing things she never dreamt she was capable of.When her Iraq stint was about to conclude, she was given the honor of addressing the students of University of Baghdad about gender equality. When she returned, she was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Facility in Washington D.C.. After this, she enrolled herself in a medical degree at George Washington University.
She started working as a veteran’s rights advocate for Vets for Freedom, an organization founded in 2006. The aim of the organization is to combat terrorism and it supports political candidates who are aligned with its views. In the same year, Norley spoke about gender equality at the Cross-Cultural Solutions Global Summit. She has appeared on Fox News in order to extend her support for more funds for the American Troops.
Currently, she stays comfortably away from the media’s eyes and is intent on starting an organization. She wishes to open a nonprofit organization that isn’t tethered to either religion or politics and that aims at educating American women by sending them to the Third World in order to grapple with the current political realities.
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Kate Norley was born on May 25, 1978, to Pam Mannion and Walt Norley, in Arlington, Virginia. Her parents divorced when she was four, and her mother married Dennis Mannion.. When she was 16, Kate met with an unfortunate bicycle accident when an out-of-control driver crashed into her. The accident resulted in a severe head injury that impaired her cognitive abilities. She had to relearn several components, such as reading and writing, again. She has attributed her mother’s relentless encouragement as her inspiration. Kate met John Oliver at the 2008 Republican Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, where Olive had come as part of his Daily Show job. They started off as friends and exchanged several emails and started dating. They dated for two years before Oliver proposed in July 2010. The couple tied the knot in October 2011. The couple has a son named Hudson who was born on 12 November 2015. Kate is a Republican and has publicly extended her support to them.