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Hey there! I'm Arlena Newson, I am a Writer, Life Coach & Notary Public and I am the creator behind the King's Penman; a writing service dedicated to polishing your ideas and your image to provide you with the guidance necessary to navigate toward a successful path. 


  • Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Corporate Governance with a concentration in Financial Compliance from University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

  • Master of Public Policy (MPP) with a concentration in National Security from George Mason University, Schar School of Policy & Government
  • Master's Certificate for Security Management from American Military University
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations from American Military University
Notable Achievements
  • Women in Military Service for America's Historic Roll of Honor

  • United States Air Force (USAF) Commendation Medal
  • USAF Good Conduct Medal (Oak Leaf cluster)
  • USAF Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf cluster)
  • USAF Meritorious Unit Award (Oak Leaf cluster)
  • 9th Air Force Air Combat Command Superior Performer
  • 9th Air Force Air Combat Safety Award
  • USAF 23d Fighter Group Aircrew Flight Equipment Airman of the Year
  • USAF Top III Council Outstanding Performance Award
  • Citrus County Veterans Advisory Board
  • Student Ambassador for American Military University
  • Veterans in the Classroom (VITC)
  • Citrus County's Project for Prosperity, Life Coach
  • Citrus County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team (CERT), Public Information Officer
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Lifetime Member
  • Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
  • Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • George Washington Memorial Society Charter Member

My Story

The beginning

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Even if you look down that tunnel and see rain clouds, the thunder eventually passes, the rain will stop, and sunshine is waiting behind the clouds to guide you in the right direction. My parents have been the sunshine in my life. My dad is admirable, strong, and yet has such a gentle soul. My mother is this adorable little woman that may be short in stature, but has a large presence… the smile on her face will light up the room and comfort any soul. They are the reason for my journey because I live my life honoring the way they have raised me.

The Foundation

I have always loved writing and my mother helped me refine this skill over the years by teaching me the importance of consistency. When writing, the verbiage and grammar must be consistent for the reader to easily digest the information so they will comprehend what is being conveyed. She challenged my creative writing skills, encouraged me to research even when providing my opinion to add to the validity of my statement, and submitted some of my articles to Reader’s Digest. She didn’t realize how vital this would become in my life as it helped build my confidence not only in writing, but in general literary expression. I began writing poetry in my teens and posted them to where some of them can still be found today. This foundation led me to a career in Public Policy, Compliance, and Information Technology.

The Journey

My Life Today

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