District of Columbia 1st Lieutenant Deshauna Barber WINS Miss USA 2016

Deshauna Barber is a 26 year old army reserve IT analyst, who comes from a family where her mother, father and sister all served in the United States army. Her hopes is to break down the notion that women in uniform cannot be models, feminine, or pageant queens.

CNN Reports: 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.”

Huffington Post writes, “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.”

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