AUGUSTA, Ga. - Lieutenant Laura Bellot began her military career in 1988 in the Army Reserves as an enlisted soldier.  

But her days as enlisted soldier only last twelve years of her almost 30 year career.

Bellot received her commission as a Second Lieutenant in 2000.  

Her career has taken her around the world stateside and abroad, including Korea and Iraq.    

Including a tour as Company Commander during Operation Enduring Freedom.  

As a part of the Army Corps of Engineers her leadership landed her top spot in Washington, D.C. 

"Typically, when the Army has a problem they come to the engineers to figure it out," Bellot said.  

One of the problems LTC Bellot is solving now is the rapid expansion of the Cyber Center at Fort Gordon.  

Bellot said, "As the Army transitions to Cyber, we're building this beautiful campus here and the great thing about that, it just not affects the Garrison here, but it also affects the community."  

Out of all the beautiful buildings LTC Bellot has constructed over her storied careers, she says the best part of her job is doing exactly what the U.S. Army is known for.  

"I've enjoyed doing humanitarian help and disaster relief," Bellot said.  "It's a good feeling when somebody's lost everything and they see you coming and know that there's some hope there."   

Fox54 salutes Lieutenant Colonel Laura Bellot