Stella Obayuwana joined the military in 1996 shortly after immigrating to the US. Enlisted as an Undesignated Airman (which means did not have any specific jobs and her duties where as assigned). From that very humble beginning, She studied night and day and passed the test to become an Aviation Electronics Technician.
That was the beginning of her upward progression in the military. Soon after that, became a Flight Line Supervisor for the launch and recovery of Navy MH-53 Helicopters and Corrosion Control Specialist. Following her first assignment in Sicily Italy, Attended the Aviation Electronics School in Pensacola, FL where she graduated top in class and was offered another school to specialise in the calibration of electronics test equipments. Upon completion of her schools, she was assigned to a Aviation Maintenance Command in San Diego, California, where she took the advancement test for the next rank and passed. She also applied to the Officer Candidtae School and was accepted. As an Oficer, and have risen to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, acted as a Division Officer, Department Head, attained two Masters Degree, and currently seeking admission to obtain a Doctorate Degree. She served onboard three ships, four shore and two overseas locations