SPC Angela Burnham

SPC Angela Burnham

Dates of Service: Aug 2008 - Aug 2015
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  • PVT
  • PV2 Sep 08
  • PFC Aug 09
  • SPC Oct 10

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I joined the US Army August 27th, 2008. I left active duty on June 11th, 2009. After that, I was enrolled into the IRR and joined the NY State Guard on the 8th of August, 2009. I deployed to Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, and the November 2014 Snowstorms in Western New York. In early 2014, I became one of the first transgender women allowed to serve openly in the US Military.

Military Experiences

Aug 2009 - Aug 2015
53rd TC
Radio Operator/Maintainer
*Deploy to natural disasters and other states of emergency as ordered. *Implement communication and operational security policies and procedures. *Assist in recruitment, training, and retention of all soldiers on a company grade level. Awards include 1st Prov. RGT. Medal, Distinguished Graduate Ribbon, NYG Service Ribbon, NYS Recruiting Medal, 2 Human Service to NYS Medals, Army Service Ribbon, NDSM, 2 Commander Citations, and the WNY Soldier of the Year Award (2011).
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
30th AG
Human Resources Specialist
After graduating BCT, I was assigned to the Personal Affairs and Banking (PAB) office at 30th AG while healing from injuries sustained in BCT. My primary duties involved in-processing new recruits into the Army's RECBASS system, setting up new soldiers with their SGLI and GI Bill plans, out-processing recruits leaving with entry level separations, and assisting cadre with basic D&C instruction.


(7 months)
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Operation Lake Effect
Assisted with snow removal in New York's Southern Tier, provided access control and radio dispatch in national guard armories.
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Hurricane Sandy
Assisted with disaster relief efforts around New York City, specifically the Rockaways and Coney Island.
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Hurricane Irene
Assisted with disaster relief efforts in response to Hurricane Irene and subsequent flooding around downstate NY.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 2008 - Nov 2008

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

Foreign Language Skills


Security Clearance

Academic Degrees