Indiana native, Linda Sharp, has dedicated her career to both military service and healthcare, proving herself as a leader on both fronts.
Linda enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1982 after graduating from Logansport High School. After three years of active duty as a combat medic, she earned her nursing degree from Indiana University. Transferring to the U.S. Army Reserves, Linda continued to serve her country as a combat medic, corpsman, nurse, executive officer, and most recently as commander of the 801st Combat Support Hospital, B Company. Linda is a retired captain of the 1/330th Infantry Battalion in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
In her civilian career, Linda also focused on the medical field as a nurse and nursing supervisor at various facilities in Indiana. After working with Logansport State Hospital for several years, she joined the Indiana Veterans’ Home team in 2010 as a charge nurse. The Indiana Veterans’ Home promoted Linda to nursing unit manager and director of nursing before the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs appointed her to the position of superintendent in 2013.
Linda’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Ribbon with one gold star device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Good Conduct Medal, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, and the National Defense Ribbon.
Linda resides in Cass County. She has three children and four precious grandchildren.