Leah Esper is the proud wife of Senior White House official, Mark Esper -who since earlier this year has been the Secretary of Defense.
Leah’s husband was born on April 26, 1964, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He is a 1986 graduate of the United States Military Academy and received his commission in the Infantry.
He retired from the U.S. Army in 2007 after spending 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve.
Esper holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a doctorate in Public Policy from George Washington University.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Esper served as the Secretary of the Army from Nov. 20, 2017, to June 24, 2019, and from July 15, 2019, to July 23, 2019.
But enough about him, check out below the top facts about his wife, Leah Esper.
#1 She is a former elementary school teacher
Leah Esper who has a background in education and served as an elementary school teacher in Fairfax -served as the president of the Lake Braddock Athletic Booster Club.
#2 She gave birth at an Army hospital
The couple has been married for over three decades and Leah Esper is the mother of the couple’s three adult children; sons Luke and John, and daughter, Kate. The military spouse gave birth to their oldest child overseas in an Army hospital.
#3 Leah is a proud military wife
The spouse and mom of three has use her military family experience to being active in visiting with servicemembers and their families.
#4 She has been praised by her husband
Leah Esper has been recognized by her husband who was deployed shortly after they were married. Mark Esper praised her during a Senate confirmation hearing in 2017 for being the family’s rock as they moved multiple times during his time in the Army.
#5 Leah Esper has been awarded for her work
Last July, Leah toured Fort Campbell High School’s new 21st century building and was awarded with the very first 2018-2019 FCHS Plank Holder Challenge Coin -the limited edition coins are awarded to distinguished supporters of FCHS.