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Bliven-Marie Roman is a proud five-year veteran of the United States Army and a former combat medic. In 2013 she was the first female infantry line medic assigned to 1-63 Combined Arms Battalion, a historically all-male unit out of Fort Riley, Kansas. Shortly after her arrival, Bliven deployed to Djibouti, Africa, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During her nine-month tour in the middle east, she singlehandedly instructed emergency medical training courses for over five hundred Djiboutian National
Bliven finished her enlistment and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 2016.
Bliven now lives in Riverview, Florida, with her husband Pablo, a veteran of the United States Army. Together they have two beautiful girls, Vivianne Beatriz and Penelope Poly-Jean. The Romans enjoy traveling, giving back to their community, and spending quality time. Bliven holds an Associate Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is currently a full-time student at Rasmussen University and is pursuing her dream career as a Nurse Practitioner.
Her mission as Mrs. Tampa is to raise awareness to her platform, The Happy Heroes Project. Bliven is an advocate for Veterans who live with mental illness and struggle with suicide. She helps remove the negative stigma associated with mental health treatment and encourages others to speak out about mental illness. Bliven is a Disabled Combat Veteran who knows the challenges of mental illness and suicidality firsthand. Though she continues to live with depression and anxiety, she promises to help others whose fight is more challenging than her own. Through her position as a State Ambassador for Mission 22, Bliven continues to travel throughout Florida to share her story of strength and triumph while reminding others that 22 Veteran suicides a day are too many.