Know your goals in the Navy

Darlene had to focus know her goals in the Navy to continue moving forward and have a successful career. She joined the Navy to fly jets. But by the time she graduated she shifted her focus and began a career in Personnel. She fell in love with leadership and it helped drive her career and […]

Sharing MST stories

Rachelle is sharing MST stories on her new podcast Silenced Voices. She joined the Air Force because of her mom. It was her service in the military that inspired Rachelle to join and serve. She served as a Public Affairs Officer in the Air Force. One of the things we discussed how the military worked […]

Follow your interests in the military

Often when you get career advice in the military it isn’t to follow your interests and passion. But Nancy’s career in the military is marked by her following what she found interesting and then if it didn’t fit trying something new. These choices led her to be a Flight Test Engineer and changed the course […]

Building a safe culture at work

Aleha is working to create a safe culture at work through her company Work Culture Works. She grew up an Army brat and swore she would never join the military. Then after high school graduation her mom said it was time to move out. And the military was the best option and led her to […]

Serving overseas during COVID

Allison spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic deployed on a ship. She discussed the challenges of serving overseas during COVID on her two deployments while serving as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. Allison decided to join the military after doing an 8th grade research project about women during World War II. The […]

Joining the military later in life

Suzanne started looking into joining the military later in life. She was 26 when she joined ROTC and then commissioned two years later the age of 28. Because of this she often became the mother hen of the group and was entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of others. She ended up leaving the […]

The Importance of Advocating for Yourself

A big theme of this episode of Women of the Military podcast is the importance of advocating for yourself. Sometimes it can feel like you don’t have options when you are in but you have more power than you think. Claire joined the Army when she was 22. She was looking for something different and […]

VA Health Care and VA Disability

What do you know about the Veterans Administration (VA) related to VA Health Care and VA Disability? This week we are turning the tables and instead of me (Amanda) being the interviewer I have asked my friend and fellow veteran, Trish Alegre-Smith to interview me to talk about VA health care and VA disability. I […]

Traveling all over the world with the Navy

It was Suzanna’s wanderlust that led her to the Navy and she is still traveling all over the world with the Navy. She attended the Naval Academy and graduated in 1998 and worked as Surface Warfare Officer and was in the process of switching career fields when September 11th. Her career in Public Affairs started […]