Women Veterans of America National

Amber Shepard

National Adjutant

Amber N. Shepard, while attending Southern University, A&M College, and pursuing a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Amber joined the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Program in August of 2009. After graduating from Southern University and its ROTC program in May of 2011, she commissioned as an Adjutant General (AG) Officer.

In July of 2011, Amber attended AG school for officers in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After completing AG School, she received orders to her first and only duty station, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

As a 2nd Lieutenant, assigned to the Human Resources Company within the Sustainment Brigade, Amber was responsible for personnel and administrative support to 21 Soldiers; processed, reviewed, and coordinated all actions on Military awards. Amber was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on January 16, 2013.

In August of 2013, she deployed to Kuwait and was responsible for a 21-man team who was simultaneously dispersed to three different countries within the Middle East: Kuwait, Manas, and Jordan. She then deployed to Kuwait for nine months as ensuring all missions and daily operations were accomplished. Amber oversaw the Outbound Operations and the Kuwaiti Airport mission. During her tour, she was able to visit the Persian Gulf.

In May of 2014, after returning from Kuwait, she was transferred to 2-506 Infantry Brigade, 3d Battalion. She served as the S1, responsible for personnel and administrative that supported over 700 personnel; oversaw all personnel functions; managed, processed, reviewed, and coordinated administrative tasks on personnel accountability, personnel management, evaluations, awards, promotions, reductions, and legal actions. Amber was promoted to Captain in September of 2015.

In April of 2016, Amber was the liaison between the Career Skills Program (CSP) and the Army leaders providing and assisting transitioning Soldiers with career opportunities into the Civilian sector as they departed the military helping over 100 Soldiers transition from the Army. Oversaw the United Associations Welding Program. In August of 2016, she transitioned from Active duty to Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) for one year and was released from IRR status in August of 2017. She honorably served from July 2011 – August 2017

Amber is the proud copyright holder of the Veteran’s Creed and Women Veteran’s Creed.

Amber is currently still serving Soldiers, Veterans, and Retirees as the Garrison Adjutant for Fort Campbell, United States-Army Garrison.