U.S. Army Reserve officer brings skills and passion to ARE EUCOM
U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Rena Patierno, a native of Staatsburg and pastry chef, poses for a photograph at Girasole, an authentic Italian Cuisine restaurant owned and operated by her first cousin, Louis Patierno in The Plains, Va. Patierno brings more than 26 years of experience as a registered nurse specializing in intensive care and emergency medicine to ARE EUCOM, as well as 18 years of military service in the United States Army Reserve as a Nurse Corps Officer and Civil Affairs Officer. U.S. ARE EUCOM provides timely support to the combatant command and enhances its ability to conduct military operations. The more than 160 members of the unit provide international and interagency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the United States forward. (Courtesy photo by Lt. Col. Rena Patierno)

Photo by: Sgt. Hector Rene Membreno-Canale |  VIRIN: 180505-A-YT518-519.JPG