Major Sharon Sweeting-Lindsey
Award: Veterans' Hall of Fame
United States Army Reserve
Major Sharon Sweeting-Lindsey retired from the United States Army Reserve, after having served 26 years. During her tenure in the military, she was stationed at Fort Totten and Fort Hamilton, where her military occupation skill was that of a Food Service Specialist and Food Service Officer.
Major Sweeting-Lindsey is a Magnum Cum Laude graduate from Brooklyn College, where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree, a Masters of Education Degree and an Advance Certificate Degree in Supervision and Administration. She also possesses numerous licensures as a NYC Certified Food Service instructor, Principal and School District Administrator.
In her civilian professional life, Major Sweeting-Lindsey taught at the New York City Board of Education, administered a state-wide Food and Nutrition program for the State Education Department and was the Deputy Executive Director of Operations for the Nutritional Services Division of the New York City Department of Correction. She is an Adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College where she has taught for the last 29 years.
In addition to her educational career, Major Sweeting-Lindsey is a registered, certified and licensed dietitian in New York and Texas. Because of her love of health and nutrition, she founded Taurus Associates Inc., a nutritional food service provider and consultant agency. After her civilian retirement, Major Sweeting-Lindsey became a consultant for Queens Village Committee for Mental Health Inc. and founded the J-Cap Veterans Program.
To give back, Major Sweeting-Lindsey co-founded the annual Allen A.M.E. “Veteran Sunday “ ecumenical celebration and acknowledgement of Veterans in South east Queens and the Locust Manor Veterans Committee to address the unmet needs of veterans currently domiciled in the facility. She also founded V.E.T.S Inc., a non-profit based organization that opened a ten bed residential facility for former displaced veterans.
Major Sweeting-Lindsey gives honor to God for her blessings in her personal, professional and military life.