Sharon Parry was born and raised in Central Massachusetts. She began her civil service career with the Department of the Army in 1987 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. Prior to working in ROTC, Sharon worked at various agencies to include Civilian Personnel, the U.S. Army Intelligence School, Department of Plans, Training and Mobilization and the Staff Judge Advocate Legal office.
In April 1997, Sharon joined US Army Cadet Command (USACC). She initially served in the Headquarters, 1st Brigade, USACC as the Junior Army ROTC Administrator and then served as the S1 until 1st Brigade moved to Fort Knox in June 2008. She remained in Massachusetts and continued to serve ROTC programs while transitioning from the field of human resources to logistics. From 2008-2013, Sharon served as the Supply Technician at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. In 2013, she transferred to WPI in the same position.
Sharon earned an Associate Degree from Quincy College and currently resides in Ashburnham, MA.