General Clara L. Adams-Ender received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from North Carolina ATState University; a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Minneappolis and a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. She has been awarded twelve honorary doctorate degrees in law, public service, humane letters and science.
General Adams-Ender rose from a staff nurse in the army nurse corps to become the chief executive officer for 22,000 nurses, a brigadier general and director of personnel for the Army Surgeon General. She was vice-president for nursing at the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the largest health care facility in the Department of Defense. In 1967, she became the first female in the Army to be awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge. General Adams-Ender also commanded an army base, a position equivalent to city manager, magistrate and mayor of a city. She was responsible for a $90-million budget while providing quality customer services to 85 different constituent groups.
Jaspen Boothe President and Founder of Final Salute
Jas Boothe (Stevenson) has served over 10 years in the United States Army. Jas has achieved the rank of Captain and is currently serving as a Human Resources Officer in the United States Army National Guard. Jas also deployed during the OIF/OEF campaigns. The bulk of her military career has been working with and advocating for Soldiers and their family members.
The mission of Final Salute Inc. is to provide homeless female Veterans with safe and suitable housing.
It is estimated that there are currently 13,000 homeless female Veterans in the United States. For the sacrifices they and their families have made, this is an unacceptable state for any of them to be in.
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