Lt. Col. Natasha Sunday Clarke was born in Clanton, Alabama, however she is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical (A&T) State University, a Master of Management in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix, and a certification in Ministry from the Sonship School of the Firstborn.
In September of 1997, she enlisted into the United States Army Reserves as a 75B (Personnel Administration Specialist). She continued to serve in the Reserves through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) while attending North Carolina A&T State University. She received her commission into the Transportation Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 2002.
Her assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Operations Officer and Rear-Detachment Commander in the 11th/377th Transportation (Heavy Equipment Transportation) Company in Grafenwoehr, Germany and during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and III; Battalion S4 and 46th Transportation (Palletized Load System) Company Commander under the 498th and 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalions in Korea; Rear Brigade S-3 and Brigade S4 for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade S4 and the Battalion Executive Officer for the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom 13-14). During her tour in the Pentagon, she served on the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-4 office in the Distribution Cell and as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy J-4; Assistant Executive Officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management; Special Assistant to The Director of the Army Staff Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Executive Communications and Control. She Commanded the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion under the 2nd Infantry Division located in South Korea. Most recently, she served as the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea Commanding General’s Speechwriter.
Her awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (1XOLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3XOLCs), Army Commendation Medal (3XOLCs), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1XOLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2XOLCs), Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (1XOLC), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (1XOLC), Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5XNumeral) and the NATO Medal-5. She is authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification and Army Staff Badge.
Lt. Col. Clarke is a recipient of the Order of Saint Christopher.