CPT Zahl, originally from St. Joseph, Michigan graduated from St. Joseph High School in 2009. That summer, she began her education at West Point, graduating in 2013.
Her assignments include duties as Battalion S2 for 3-501 Battalion, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX. She then was part of the intelligence team with 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, also headquartered at Fort Bliss, TX. Her follow-on assignments were at Fort Campbell, KY with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as a Brigade Collections Officer in 3rd Brigade, Battalion S2 with the 21st Engineer Battalion and then with 716th Military Police Battalion.