UM graduate attending State of the Union address

Soldier will be deployed to Afghanistan in February

Published On: Jan 24 2012 10:22:02 AM EST

A Miami soldier will attend President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos will be a guest of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Ramos, a graduate of the University of Miami, will be deployed to Afghanistan in February as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

She is assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company.  The platoon will be responsible for vehicle recovery and maintenance, as well as assisting the Afghan National Army to assist in combat and construction mission training.

"Our brave women and men in uniform proudly perform one of the toughest jobs in America - protecting our freedom, while often risking their own lives in the process," said Schultz.

During her visit to Washington, D.C., Ramos will tour the White House and Capitol buildings.