"Army Reserve Officer And District Of Columbia" Deshauna Barber Wins The 2016 Miss America Pageant
|"Army Reserve Officer And District Of Columbia" |
Deshauna Barber Wins The 2016 Miss America Pageant
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Barber works as an IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce and is a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, according to her Miss USA profile.
|Lieutenant Deshauna Barber|
“As a woman in the United States Army, I think … we are just as tough as men. As a commander of my unit, I’m powerful, I am dedicated,”.
Barber said when asked about women in combat. “Gender does not limit us in the United States Army.”
When asked by judge Joe Zee whether the Pentagon's decision to open up all combat roles to women had "put political correctness over our military's ability to perform," 1st Lt. Barber responded:
"As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military."
Representing the District of Columbia - Deshauna Barber's Road to Crown. #MissUSAhttps://t.co/RNzmLwDzuB— Deshauna Barber (@MissUSA) June 6, 2016
Attention: First Lieutenant Deshauna Barber is reporting for duty as #MissUSA 2016.https://t.co/AB0UAHCHhg— Deshauna Barber (@MissUSA) June 6, 2016