Army Women In Transition: Re-Focusing Your Future

In a climate of DOD “re-sizing” Army women must re-explore service and civilian opportunities. Two panels of corporate and military leaders examined the significance of military service and provided a road map for Army women managing the transition between military and civilian life.

Hall of Fame Luncheon

This year’s inductees into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame include the Army Women who served in the Korean War. The award marks the 60th anniversary of the conflict. Although this conflict is often called “the forgotten war,” it marked a turning point for American Servicewomen, as they gained increasingly higher positions and served very close to the front lines – a precursor to today’s combat inclusion.

Other inductees at the event included retired General Ann Dunwoody, the Army’s first female four-star General, the first female Command Sergeant Major, Yzetta Nelson (awarded posthumously), and Sergeant Major Carolyn James (awarded posthumously), a groundbreaking Women’s Army Corp member who earned the Bronze Star. Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-Virginia) also received a special recognition award for his support of Army Women. The Army Women’s Foundation also announced 29 Legacy Scholarships at the event that were awarded to Army Women and their children earning degrees and certifications to improve their careers.

Below are a few highlights from the Symposium and Award Luncheon.

Major General (Ret) Dee Ann McWilliams, President of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation, speaks about inducting into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame, the Army Women who served in the Korean War.

The Honorable J. Randy Forbes, U.S. House of Representative, Committee on Armed Services, Judiciary Committee, received a special award for his commitment to Army Women during a networking event. Congressman Forbes speaks about our nation’s appreciation of Army Women and his commitment to current and future troops.

General (Ret) Gordon R. Sullivan, President, Association of the U.S. Army, Served as 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army, speaks about the tremendous contributions women service members have made throughout history.

General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody, 2013 Hall of Fame Honoree, First Woman Four-Star General, speaks about receiving the honor of becoming a Four-Star General, and sharing that with other women.

The Army Women’s Foundation would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support of the Annual Army Women’s Foundation Summit.