Bambi Bullard was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and joined the Marine Corps with the goal of obtaining and using the Montgomery GI Bill. She stayed in the Marine Corps for 15 years. While in Camp Lejeune, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and was one of the first women to go through Military Police on-the-job training. She was transferred to Parris Island to become a Drill Instructor for recruits, where she flew through the ranks with three meritorious positions. She was a part of the last Woman Marine Companies that existed in the Marine Corps. She worked at the Pentagon for the Secretary of the Navy. During this time in the DC area, she volunteered to be the commander of a youth group working with underprivileged kids called, “Young Marines.” She earned several graduate degrees as well. Bambi has served as the Commander of the Grand Strand Women Veterans and Regent of the Carolina Gold Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Murrells Inlet, and is an active member of the American Legion, Rolling Thunder and POW/MIA organizations.