Leah Esper Biography
Leah Esper is married to Mark Esper, who had been serving as the Secretary of the Army since November of 2017.
President Trump announced on June 18, 2019, that he was naming Secretary Esper to be the Acting Secretary of Defense. The president wrote, “I know Mark, and have no doubt he will do a fantastic job!”
Leah Esper Age
She is 55 Years old.
Leah Esper Married
He explained that shortly after they tied the knot, about three decades ago, he was shipped off for a 7-month deployment with the 101st Airborne Division during the Gulf War.
Leah Esper Husband
Secretary Esper praised his wife Leah for taking on the bulk of the parenting duties when he had to leave for drill, training and other work assignments. He concluded this part of his opening statement by saying that he owed Leah a “big thanks… for all of the support she gave me during those years, and the terrific job she did raising our children when I was gone. Her support is something I know I will lean on again should I be confirmed as the next Secretary of the Army.”
Leah Esper Children
She has 3 children
Leah Esper Career
Esper was also in Korea to hear Soldier and Family concerns and take suggestions for improvement. She joined her husband for a town hall session with Family Readiness Group members and Soldiers.
“I know after speaking to Families here and hearing the concerns brought up during the town hall, that the Child Development Center is very important,” she said. “The need to expedite the hiring process for child providers is critical, and we will do everything we can to improve the system.”
Esper later visited the Camp Humphreys CDC which provides daily care for children of troops stationed at Camp Humphreys.
Enjoyed a great conversation with some incredible military spouses at @DetrickUSAG. And it was a pleasure to be joined by Mrs. Leah Esper, wife of the Secretary of the Army. Thank you for sharing your stories. pic.twitter.com/WpumdJHq4e
— Karen Pence (@SecondLady) September 4, 2018
Esper toured on-post family living areas where she saw high-rise apartments as well as the blueprints for housing areas under construction.
She also experienced Korean culture. Esper attended a performance of “Nong-ak” a show exploring the traditional Korean drum, the “Jang-gu”. She sampled foods such as Bibimbap, Bulgogi and Dduk (Korean rice cake) at Han Ra KATUSA Snack Bar. She also visited an organization that helps foreigners adapt to local society.
“Sometimes living overseas can be a bit daunting and resources such as the Pyeongtaek International Exchange Foundation really show how enthusiastic the Korean people are about helping to integrate our Soldiers and Families into the rich culture of Korea.”