Linda Ertwine serves as Secretary of the Board for Welcome Home Troops. As a former Army wife, Linda is intimately aware of the challenges, needs and strengths of military families, as well as the characteristics that distinguish them from non-military families. As a military wife and mother, Linda endured and enjoyed 15 geographical assignments, with 24 family moves over a 31 year Army career. As the wife of a West Point graduate and retired general officer, she has participated in a long sequence of military community committees and boards, with a progression of increasing leadership responsibilities. She has been a board member and officer of numerous officer and civilian spouse clubs, thrift shops and local Red Cross boards.