Blog Category: Women Warriors

Women Warriors

Melanie Martins, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy


In September of 2019, Lt. Melanie Martins, a supply officer serving aboard USS Ohio (SSGN 726), became the first Filipina to earn her submarine warfare insignia, worn by all qualified submariners worldwide.  The submarine warfare insignia is a […]

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Marcelite J. Harris, Major General, U.S. Air Force


Marcelite J. Harris was born Marcelite Jordan to Cecil O’Neal Jordan and Marcelite Terrill Jordan, in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1943. She graduated from Spelman College, earning her B.A. in Speech and Drama. She […]

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Esther Hasson, Chief Nurse, U.S. Navy


Esther Voorhees Hasson was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 20, 1867. She graduated from the Connecticut Training School for Nurses, in New Haven, in 1897. In June 1898, during the Spanish–American War, Hasson became […]

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Emily Perez, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army


Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez was born on February 19, 1983 in Heidelberg, West Germany, into a U.S. military family. She graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Maryland, where she ranked among the top-10 students […]

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Tracy L. Garrett, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps


Tracy L. Garrett entered the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps and in 1978 graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in English. Following graduation, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the […]

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Ericka L. Fowlkes, Major, U.S. Army


Ericka Fowlkes enlisted in the Maryland National Guard on Oct. 19, 1989. During her 12 years of enlisted service she completed two overseas missions in Germany and in Panama.  In 2001, Fowlkes earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from […]

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Nicola Hall, Sergeant, U.S. Army


Born and raised in Ipswich, England with an English mother and American father, Nicola Hall was a natural born Athlete with a sense of dual nationality. Her father was an Olympic athlete – and at just 10 years old, she started competition track. By the age […]

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Jeannie Leavitt, Major General, U.S. Air Force


Maj. Gen. Leavitt entered the Air Force in 1992 after earning her bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas and her master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. She earned […]

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Winifred Quick Collins, Captain, U.S. Navy


Winifred Quick Collins was born Winifred Mary Redden, in Great Falls, Montana, United States on November 26, 2011. She was the third child of four of Daniel A. Redden and Mary Winifred Redden (maiden name […]

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