08 May
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Alice Jefferson, Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Coast Guard

Alice Theresa Jefferson was born to Ernest W. and Alice T. (Curran) Jefferson in Somerville, MA. However, she was raised in Stoneham. Jefferson graduated from Stoneham High School in 1940. She then attended Regis College before entering the Coast Guard. In 1943, during World War II, she became a member of SPARs and eventually she […]

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07 May
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Anna Mae Hays, Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Anna Mae Hays born Anna Mae Violet McCabe Hays in 1920 in Buffalo, New York. Her parents Daniel Joseph McCabe and Matie Florence Humphrey were both officers of The Salvation Army. Hays was the middle child with an older sister and younger brother. During her childhood, her family moved around a lot in New York […]

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06 May
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Rose Franco, Chief Warrant Officer 3, U.S. Marine Corps

Rose Franco was born on January 22, 1934 in the Puerto Rico. She initially pursued business administration when she attended college, but when the Korean War began, Franco decided to change course by leaving college and joining the United States Marine Corps. Coming from a traditional family, they protested against Franco’s decision, but Franco believed […]

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04 May
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Kathy La Sauce, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force

Kathy La Sauce is a retired United States Air Force pilot with resume of barrier breaking firsts for woman. She was the first woman to pilot a C-141 Starlifter, the first woman aircraft commander at Norton Air Force Base, a part of the first class of women graduates from Williams Air Force Base. La Sauce […]

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04 May
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Nora Tyson, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Nora Wingfield Tyson is a Tennessee native and graduated St. Mary’s Episcopal School in 1975. She also graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1979 and later that year attended Officer Candidate School. She was commissioned into the U.S. Navy in December 1979. In 1995, she earned her Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Affairs […]

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03 May
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Sally Brice-O’Hara, Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard

Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara assumed her duties as the Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard May 24, 2010. As second in command and Chief Operating Officer, Vice Admiral Brice-O’Hara executes the Commandant’s strategic intent, manages internal organizational governance and serves as the Component Acquisition Executive.   Vice Admiral Brice-O’Hara’s other flag level assignments […]

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02 May
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Monica Lin Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army

Monica Lin Brown was born on May 24, 1988 in Lake Jackson, Texas. She joined the United States Army at the age of 17. She became a Combat Medic and has risen to the rank of Sergeant. On April 25, 2007, Brown was serving as a Combat Medic with the 4th Squadron, 73d Cavalry Regiment, […]

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01 May
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Alison J. Thompson, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Following her Naval Academy graduation in 1994, Colonel Alison J. Thompson was designated a Naval Aviator and qualified in the CH-53E helicopter. 1st Lt Thompson was then assigned to HMH-464 which turned out to be her parent squadron until 2002. She served in the operations and maintenance departments, earning designations as an Air Mission Commander, Functional Check Pilot, and Weapons and Tactics Instructor.   Captain Thompson […]

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