LTC Jaimie E. Leonard
United States Army
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
JAN 29, 1974 – JUN 08, 2013 | Afghanistan
Hometown: Warwick, NY
From a young age, Jaimie dreamed of serving in the military. She realized that dream, was a brilliant and committed officer, and was respected and beloved by those with whom she served.
Jaimie grew up in Warwick, N.Y., and graduated from Warwick Valley High School in 1992. After attending Marion Military Institute on a merit-based scholarship, she entered United States Military Academy at West Point, commissioning in 1997 as a Military Intelligence Officer. Selected for the highly competitive, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense Intern Program, Jaimie earned her M.A. in Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2007.
She served in Bosnia Herzegovina; South Korea; Germany; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the Pentagon; Fort Drum, N.Y., and multiple deployments, including three combat tours – one in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. Jaimie's family continues her exemplary and selfless service to her country through the nonprofit they created, HERoes In Deed.