FEATURED COMPANIES

Military Offers Women Unique Challenges and Opportunities, Generals Say > U.S. Southern Command > News

U.S. Transportation Command commander Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and U.S. Southern Command commander Army Gen. Laura Richardson spoke June 15 about their experiences in the military as women leaders during an interview with defense.gov and the newspaper “Miami Today.” 

Van Ovost has served in the Air Force since 1988, following graduation from the Air Force Academy. 

“I’ve benefited from the opportunities in the Air Force to get to where I am. Those opportunities didn’t come without their challenges. A career in the military is not an easy walk. There’s a lot of sacrifices that every person makes but the opportunities are worth it,” she said. 

Mentors, both male and female, have given her sage advice, she said, adding that she’s grateful to all of them. 

Regarding challenges women and men face in the military, she said: “If I’m not uncomfortable, I’m not learning.” 

Just…

CLICK ON THE TITLE TO READ MORE [Military Offers Women Unique Challenges and Opportunities, Generals Say > U.S. Southern Command > News ]