Claudia Torres enlisted in the army in 1995 as an Automated Logistics Specialist. From the time she was a child, she knew she wanted to become a nurse. She joined the military to help her have the money to complete college. Claudia graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2005 and was commissioned as an Army Nurse Corps Officer in 2006. Her nursing experience includes medical-surgical, ICU, same-day surgery, command, medical recruiting, medical management, and Office of the Surgeon General. She is the Chief Nursing Officer at USAHC-Vilseck in Germany.