Future for Army Women is Bright, Secretary Says

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Future for Army Women is Bright, Secretary Says

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, the first woman to serve as the Army’s top civilian leader, said she hopes to continue setting an example for women in the service. 

“I hope by setting an example of what's possible as a woman in the Army, [that] that will hopefully inspire and motivate younger women in the Army who are just beginning their careers,” Wormuth said during the Army Women’s Foundation Leadership Symposium at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition. 

Women Soldiers, Veterans Urged to Tell Their Stories

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Women Soldiers, Veterans Urged to Tell Their Stories

The Military Women’s Memorial is asking women who have served in the Army to register the details of their service in the organization’s digital database.

Approaching its 25th anniversary, the Military Women’s Memorial is located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, and it is the only national memorial that honors the service of military women.

But the growing database is an online platform that is accessible from anywhere in the world.

Richardson Ready to Lead Southern Command

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Richardson Ready to Lead Southern Command

During her Senate confirmation hearing to be the next commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson said she would ensure the U.S. remains the “partner of choice in the Western Hemisphere” through persistent engagement with allies and partners.

Webinar Highlights Army Women’s ‘Amazing’ Stories

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Webinar Highlights Army Women’s ‘Amazing’ Stories

The Association of the U.S. Army hosted four Army veterans who’ve gone beyond the call of service to make sure women’s voices—and their experiences on the front lines—are heard.

“The images of war have been those of men,” Diane Carlson Evans, a former captain in the Army Nurse Corps and founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project, said March 24 during a panel as part of AUSA’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

AUSA Webinar Highlights Army Women, Their Stories

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AUSA Webinar Highlights Army Women, Their Stories

Four women, all of them authors and veterans, will discuss the experiences of women in the Army during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The event, part of the Thought Leaders series, will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern March 24. It is free, but registration is required here.

McConville Delivers Strong Defense of Army Women

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McConville Delivers Strong Defense of Army Women

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville defended the role played by women in the military, saying he has served with many during his 39 years of service, including in combat. 

His comments come after a cable television host claimed changes in grooming standards and uniforms to accommodate women in the ranks was making “a mockery of the U.S. military.” 

Mentorship, Hard Work Keys to Successful Army Career

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Mentorship, Hard Work Keys to Successful Army Career

Mentorship, planning your career moves in advance and being a strong member of the team are some of the key factors in achieving a successful Army career, a panel of senior leaders said during a discussion on Army women hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Women are freer than ever to pursue career opportunities in the Army, including in previously closed combat arms specialties, but the path to maximizing a career in the Army is the same for men and women, the panelists said.

AUSA Webinar Features Discussion with Army Women

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AUSA Webinar Features Discussion with Army Women

A panel of senior leaders will discuss women in the Army during an upcoming webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The event, part of The AUSA Noon Report series, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which secured for women the right to vote. 

The livestream event will begin at noon Eastern Aug. 24. The event is free, but registration is required here.

Women Achieving Greater Equality in the Army

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Women Achieving Greater Equality in the Army

While women in the Army still face “many struggles” in achieving true gender equality, individual soldiers are making a difference in bringing change to the institution, the Army’s former top lawyer said.

“I believe it is our responsibility to grow the institution, and we do that by recognizing talent and bringing down the wall” of discrimination, retired Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino said Aug. 26 at an event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army to mark Women’s Equality Day.

Military Women’s Memorial Announces New President

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Military Women’s Memorial Announces New President

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Phyllis J. Wilson will soon become the new president of the Women in Military Service for America Foundation, succeeding retired Army Maj. Gen. Dee Ann McWilliams, the foundation announced Aug. 14.

The change will take effect Sept. 1.