The Army Women’s Foundation honors the service and sacrifices of U.S. Army women through our Hall of Fame Induction and Special Recognition Awards program.  Women who have served in the Army or the Armed Forces, and contributed extraordinary service are eligible for induction into the US Army Women’s Hall of Fame.  Our Special Recognition Awards are presented to any individual who has made exceptional contributions to women in the Army or the Armed Forces.  Most inductees are women who have served in the US Army, but the list of honorees also includes Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, USAF, Retired.

Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame Awards are presented each March in Washington, D.C.  Since the creation of the Hall of Fame in 2009, the Army Women’s Foundation has inducted into its Hall of Fame:

2020 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • The Honorable MG Jessica Wright, USA, Retired
  • MG Dee McWilliams, USA, Retired
  • MG Jan Edmunds, USA Retired
  • MG Peggy Wilmouth, USA, Retired
  • COL Mary Louise Rasmuson, USA Retired (Posthumously)
  • COL Edna Cummings, USA, Retired
  • COL Lillian Anita Dixon, USA, Retired
  • COL Dorene Hurt, USA, Retired
  • CW5 Cheryl Monroe, USA
  • CW5 Wendy Wayman, USA
  • SGM Karla Frank, USA, Retired
  • MSG Elizabeth Anne Helm-Frazier, USA, Retired
  • MSG Tanya Whitney, USA, Retired
  • Chaplain (COL ) Karen Meeker, USA
  • Chaplain (COL) Donna Weddle, USA, Retired
  • Chaplain (LTC) Karen Diefendorf, USA, Retired

Special Recognition Awards:

  • CSM Claudette Williams, USA, Retired
  • Sarah Roberts, Army Veteran, Head of Veteran and Military Programs, LINKEDIN
  • Stacy Pearsall, Air Force Veteran, Award Winning Photographer
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2019 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • The First Women Switchboard Operators, WWI – “The Hello Girls”
  • Women Chaplains
    • Ella E. Gibson Hobart (Posthumously)
    • Reverend Alice M. Henderson
    • COL Bonnie Koppell, USA, Retired
    • COL Janet Horton, USA, Retired
    • CPT Mel O’Malley
    • CPT Delana Small
    • CPT LeyAnne Ward
    • CPT Alison Ward
    • CPT Vivian Keady Yanquoi-West
  • BG Colleen L. McGuire, USA, Retired
  • BG Clara Adam-Ender, USA, Retired
  • CW5 Sharon Swartworth (Posthumously)
  • MAJ Helen Loretta (Freudenberger) Holmes (Posthumously)
  • 1LT Lauran Glover
  • CSM Billie Jo Boersma, USA, Retired

Special Recognition Awards:

  • CPT Whennah Andrews
  • Mr. Mark Hough
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cobbs
  • Mr. James William Theres
View 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee Bios

2018 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • BG Anna Mae Hays, USA, Retired (Posthumously)
  • CW5 Mary Cara Smalley, USA, Retired (Posthumously)
  • BG Malinda Dunn, USA, Retired
  • MG Patricia P. Hickerson, USA, Retired
  • CSM Evelyn Hollis, USA, Retired
  • COL Patricia Jernigan, USA, Retired
  • CW4 Petrice McKey-Reese, USA, Retired
  • Barbara Scroggin
  • First Female Army Rangers
    • CPT Kristen Griest, USA
    • 1LT Shaye Haver, USA
    • MAJ Lisa Jaster, USAR
  • Female Sentinels at Tomb of Unknowns
    • SGT Heather L. Johnsen, USA 1996
    • SGT Danyell E. Wilson, USA 1997
    • SSG Tonya D. Bell, USA 1998
    • SGT Ruth Hanks, USA 2017
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2017 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • The Honorable Coral Wong Pietsch
  • Chief Warrant Officer Five Phyllis Wilson, USAR
  • Command Sergeant Major Betty Benson, USA, Retired (Posthumously)
  • The Pioneer Women of Cultural Support Teams 1-7
  • 2016 U.S. Army Olympic and Paralympic Team Members 
    • Shawn Cheshire  – Cycling
    • Colonel Patricia Collins, USA, Retired – Paratriathlon
    • Lia Coryell  – Archery
    • Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Marks  – Swimming
    • Jessica Jones Meyers  – Paratriathlon
    • Kari Miller – Sitting Volleyball
    • Shawn Morelli  – Cycling
    • Jennifer Schuble  – Cycling
    • Melissa Stockwell  – Paratriathlon
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2016 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

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2015 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • COL Jill Chambers, USA, Retired
  • CSM Mary Sutherland, USA, Retired (Posthumously)
  • The Army Distinguished Flying Cross Recipients:
    • 1st Lieutenant Aleda E. Lutz, USA
    • 1st Lieutenant Roberta Schilbach Ross, USA
    • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lori Hill, USA
    • Staff Sergeant Julia Stalker, USA (accepted by)
  • Female Firsts Award:
    • Colonel Sally Murphy, USA, Retired
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2014 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • The 14th WAC Band: America’s Last All-female Military Band
  • The Silver Star Recipients:
    • 1LT Mary Roberts, USA
    • 2LT Elaine Roe, USA
    • 2LT Rita Virginia Rourke, USA
    • 2LT Ellen Ainsworth, USA (Posthumously)
    • SGT Leigh Ann Hester, USA
    • SGT Monica L. Brown, USA
  • Female Firsts Award:
    • CSM Michele Jones, USA, Retired, Office of the Chief, U.S. Army Reserve
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2013 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Army Women who served in the Korean War
  • GEN Ann Dunwoody, USA, Retired
  • CSM Yzetta Nelson, USA, Retired (Posthumously)
  • SGM Carolyn James, USA, Retired (Posthumously)
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2012 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Army Women who served in Vietnam
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2011 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • First Women Graduates of the United States Military Academy, West Point –  Class of 1980
  • SGM Grace Mueller, USA, Retired
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2010 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • BG Wilma Vaught, USAF, Retired
  • LTC Tammy Duckworth, ARNG
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2009 US Army Women's Hall of Fame Inductees

  • CSM Cynthia Pritchett, USA, Retired
  • BG Evelyn Pat Foote, USA, Retired
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