CAPT. DESHAUNA BARBER
2016: U.S. military's first black Army Reserve officer to obtain the title of Miss USA
On June 5, 2016, then 1st Lt. Deshauna Barber, Army Reserve 988th Quartermaster Detachment Commander made history as the first woman serving in the U.S. military to win the Miss USA crown. Barber was among the final top nine contestants in the 2017 Miss Universe Competition, held on January 29, 2017. As Miss USA, she worked directly with soldiers suffering from PTSD and focused on suicide prevention in the Armed Forces.