Shameeka Gray-McAllister is a United States Army Combat Veteran. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She migrated to the United States, and after a year then moved to Nottingham, England where she resided for 3 years. She then returned to the United States and completed her associates degree. After completing her associates degree she joined the United States Army. During her enlistment she completed two deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. After leaving the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant, she enrolled in college and completed her Bachelor and Masters Degree. She is now married and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful children.