Barber serves in the U.S. Army Reserve component of the Quartermaster Corps. “The Quartermaster Corps is the U.S. Army’s oldest logistics branch, established 16 June 1775.” These are the folks who handle the nuts and bolts, food and drink and all the other stuff that a modern army needs to operate.
She’s been serving since the age of 17. At 26, she won the pageant, works for the Commerce Department and is an officer with a Quartermaster unit at Fort Meade, MD.
Does the drive and determination needed to make a good soldier also make for a good pageant contestant? We have an entire category devoted to the women who have served with a crown on under their helmets.
Barber, who graduated from Virginia State University, joined the military at 17 years old. Her parents and siblings also served; her father was deployed overseas to Iraq after the September 11 attacks.
She commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer in 2011 and is currently a Logistics Commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland.