CONWAY, Ark. (July 16, 2012) - Army Reserve Col. Leanne P. Burch '82, of Monticello, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and a new assignment as chief judge of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency in Arlington.
Her appointment was confirmed by the Senate on June 29.
Burch has been serving as commander of the 22nd Legal Support Organization in Grand Prairie, Texas.
She is a member of the U.S. Army Reserve and has previously served as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG). In 2009, she completed a yearlong tour of duty in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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