05 Apr
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Nadja West, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Nadja Yudith West grew up in a family with two other adopted sibling. In 1982, she graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelors in Engineering and later in 1988, she received her Doctorate of Medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine. In 2013, West became the second black female […]

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04 Apr
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Sandra Stosz, Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard

Sandra Stosz was born to parents who were chemical engineers, Max and Joy Stosz in 1960 in Maryland. There she exceled as the discus state champion and as a Junior Olympic caliber swimmer. She moved on to New London, Connecticut to join the United States Coast Guard Academy. At the continued to pursue in her […]

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03 Apr
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Margaret Brewer, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Upon graduating from the University of Michigan, Margaret Brewer attended officer candidate training and was commissioned as second lieutenant in March of 1952, during the Korean War. She was trained as a watch officer at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA. She was then transferred to Brooklyn, NY to establish the first women’s communications platoon within the reserve program. This was just the beginning of her three-decade career, in which she became well […]

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01 Apr
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Gilda A. Jackson, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

Gilda enlisted in the Marine Corps in November of 1968, when our country was in the Vietnam conflict. She served as an active duty supply clerk from 1968-1972, then decided to transfer to the reserves while finishing college. After graduating, Jackson was commissioned in 1975.   In October of 1997, Lt. Col Jackson made history when she was promoted to the rank of Colonel, as she was […]

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31 Mar
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Lori J. Robinson, General, U.S. Air Force

Lori Robinson became the first female to lead a unified combatant command when she was assigned Commander of United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (USNORTHCOM) in 2016. This also made her the highest-ranking woman in U.S. military history.  USNORTHCOM partners to connect homeland defense, civil support and security cooperation to defend and secure the United States and its interests. NORAD […]

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30 Mar
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Dr. Margaret Craighill, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army

Margaret Craighill was born into a military family. She would become the third generation to join the military following her father and grandfather. Before she went into the military she focused her attention on becoming a doctor. Margaret had an extensive education as usually required by someone who is pursuing a medical career. For her […]

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29 Mar
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Susan Ahn Cuddy, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Susan Ahn Cuddy was born in 1915 to Dosan Ahn Changho and Helen Lee, the first Korean married couple to immigrate to the United States. Her parents fought to liberate Korea from Japanese colonization. Unfortunately Susan’s father died fighting for the movement. Three years after his death Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States […]

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28 Mar
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Carmen Cole, Chief Warrant Officer 3, U.S. Marine Corps

Carmen Cole enlisted in the Marine Corps in November of 1980 and became a motor transport maintenance mechanic at 2d Maintenance Battalion, Camp Lejeune. During her first assignment, she earned three promotions- Lance Corporal, Corporal and Sergeant.   She then went on to Parris Island, SC as a Drill Instructor, later becoming Senior Drill Instructor.  Then, in 1986, she reported to […]

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27 Mar
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A Woman Warrior’s Story: Amanda, US Navy Veteran

After completing her service in the U.S. Navy, Amanda was beyond excited about beginning her next mission. She’d always wanted a career as a licensed vocational nurse. As a veteran, Amanda was rebuilding her life from the ground up. Unlike civilian women, women veterans navigate additional challenges, such as building support networks from scratch, to […]

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27 Mar
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A Woman Warrior’s Story: Amanda, US Navy Veteran

After completing her service in the U.S. Navy, Amanda was beyond excited about beginning her next mission. She’d always wanted a career as a licensed vocational nurse. As a veteran, Amanda was rebuilding her life from the ground up. Unlike civilian women, women veterans navigate additional challenges, such as building support networks from scratch, to […]

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