What is it like to be a military linguist?

Jessica wanted to be a military linguist in the Navy but by a turn of events related to an issue around a security clearance, she got reassigned to Aviation Admin in the middle of her Boot Camp training. Surprisingly the career field of being an Aviation Admin gave her opportunities to travel and learn about […]

Joining the Coast Guard in a recession

Are you considering joining the Coast Gaurd? Caroline is sharing her experience of joining the Coast Gaurd in 2009. She was about to graduate from college and with the recession, there were not a lot of options for careers. So she decided to join the Coast Guard. Her plan was to work in Intelligence. But […]

Advice from military women for young women

Listen to the advice from military women who have served in the military. Hear a round-up of advice from veterans who have served in the military and want to pass on their advice to the next generation of women who have served. There are hundreds of stories on the Women of the Military podcast helping […]

From the Army to Veteran Owned Small Business

How can you take the skills the military taught you and use them as a veteran-owned small business? Beth served in the Army for ten years. She bounced around from a few different jobs after completing a job and ended up back in Minnesota so she could be close to her family. After her first […]

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in the Military

Alani talks about her overcoming imposter syndrome and how it affected her and her military career. She is an Army brat and thought she would go to West Point and join the Army. Instead, she ended up gaining a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship with the Air Force and served in the Air Force. […]

Rock the Boat – Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett

Retired Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett took her 30 years of military experience and put them into her book Rock the Boat.┬áIn her book, she talks about the lessons she has learned from her military career while also including real stories from her time in the military. I enjoyed getting a chance to have her as […]

The few of the few – A female Sergeant Major

What is it like to be a female Sergeant Major in the Marine Corps? Check out this week’s episode of the Women of the Military podcast with retired Sergeant Major Robin Fortner. She served in the Marine Corps for thirty years, enlisting the summer before Desert Storm kicked off. We talked about how the experience […]

Joining the military to escape

Tammi grew up in a home where her parents were hoarders. She joined the military to escape that life. She wanted to get away from her hometown and start fresh and saw the Navy as her opportunity to make that happen. Because of her rush to leave she ended up joining undesignated and through the […]

Hear Iraq War Stories from a female combat veteran

Most often when Iraq War stories are told they are from a male veteran’s perspective. In Jennifer’s book, Calmed she writes not only her story but includes her husband’s perspective of what being deployed together was like. When Jennifer put on her brother’s Marine Corps uniform she stood a little taller. It inspired her to […]

Deployment – What is it like to deploy

Sitting on the airplane with a book in my bag that I knew I should read. But it is about a deployment experience. And I’m unsure if I should dive in or just ignore it a little longer. Sometimes reading books about people’s deployment experiences can be difficult. Instead, I try to watch a few […]