Maj. Esther Cleggs-Burns
Maj. Esther Cleggs-Burns began her career with an education in Plant Science with concentration in Biotechnology from Fort Valley State University. Leveraging her skills and education gained at FVSU she expanded her reach working for the US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency as the Farm Loan Chief. In my military career, I have had the opportunity to deploy with the Army Reserve to both Afghanistan and Qatar. Most recently, I commanded 85 Army Reserve Soldiers, as part of Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 005-1’s, deployment to Elmhurst Hospital in New York City in support of COVID 19 relief. As a 70H, Health Service Plans Officer, I wasn’t dealing directly with COVID patients but utilizing my civilian and Army skills to manage the team and keep these critical medical providers sharp and ready.

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