Becoming an officer through ROTC

How do you become an officer through ROTC? This week I am talking to Keiara Williams about her experience in Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC). She finished her junior year and has one more year of school before she graduates from the Air Force ROTC program and will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant […]

Becoming an Officer in the Military

How do you become an officer in the military? This week I’m diving into the typical ways people become officers. That being said there are a lot of specialized programs and make sure to talk to a recruiter to find the best option for you. I also included an interview with a cadet going through […]

Tips for Basic Training

This week is all about Basic Training. I’m sharing ten tips for Basic Training. These are things I wish I would have known before heading off to my Basic Training (called Field Training) along with how some things have changed in the past few years. Basic Training is meant to be tough. The military is […]

Military Disqualifications

This week is week two of A Girl’s Guide to Military Service series and we are focusing in on things that can disqualify you from military service. Most often when people think of military disqualifications they think of medical disqualifications but that is only one aspect of why people are not eligible to serve in […]

Why Join the Military? – A Girl’s Guide to the Military Series

Why did you decide to join the military? This is a question I ask all my guests on the Women of the Military podcast to start the interview about their military service. I believe learning about why you joined the military is an open door to who you are and can help determine your path […]

Joining the U.S. Navy

Jennifer decided to join the Navy when she was going to community college. It was something she considered in high school. When her dad told her she needed to take college seriously or get a job she decided to join the military. First, she went to the Marines but knew it wasn’t for her. She […]

PTSD Awareness leads to healing

Jill knew at age 10 she wanted to join the military. And although she thought she would follow her father’s career and join the Air Force. She ended up joining the Army after completing Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and then receiving an Army ROTC scholarship. Jill began her career in 1982 and left […]

Asking Questions to Find Your Next Step

The biggest takeaway from this episode is how critical asking questions to find your next step forward is. Tahina Montoya is currently serving in the Air Force Reserves and shares her experience in the military. Her path to the military started by joining Jr Reserve Officer Training Corps program in high school mainly because people […]

Rape and Sexual Harassment in the Military

This episode focuses heavily on rape and sexual harassment in the military. Nichole is a military brat and her dad recommended she join the Air Force. So she began looking into the Air Force in her senior year. She was ready to join but became pregnant and had to wait until a year after the […]