#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Sharon Vargas


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Sharon Vargas. Sharon served from 1972 to 1992, participating during a number of wars, including Vietnam and the Gulf War.

Originally from Ambler, PA, Sharon joined the Army during the WAC expansion out of Philadelphia. She was one of the first female recruiters in the US after the integration of WAC into the Army. Sharon spent 18 years with the Army Recruiting Command, moving from city to city.

Throughout her time in the military, Sharon received many awards, including Meritorious Service Medal and Army Achievement Medals.

After her service, Sharon went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s degree through the VA. She has worked as a Human Resources professional and recently as a job hunter coach. Sharon values her status as a veteran and the time she spent with the Army. “It’s because I joined the Army that I am who I am today,” she said.

Sharon currently resides just outside of Philadelphia.

Thank you for your service, Sharon!

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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.


Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


  1. Robert Bostic    

    Thank you for your service, Sharon!

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