WOMEN IN THE ARMY

 

 

 

 

PROFILES

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels

LT. GEN. JODY J. DANIELS
First woman to become chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command

Daniels is the first woman in the 112-year history of the Army Reserve to lead the community-based force of more than 200,000 Soldiers and Civilian employees with a geographic footprint that includes 50 states, five territories, and more than 30 countries.

Chief of Army Reserve page » 

Army Reserve Leadership Biography: Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels »​

Lisa Jaster

LT. COL. LISA JASTER
First U.S. Army Reserve female Ranger School graduate

When then-Maj. Lisa Jaster walked across Victory Pond at Fort Benning, she secured her role in history as the first female Army Reserve officer to earn the distinctive black-and-gold shoulder tab. However, the engineer and mother of two children is the third female to graduate the grueling combat leadership course, joining the ranks of fellow West Point graduates and active duty officers Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver.

Army Reserve Profile: Lisa Jaster » 

Lt. Col. Lisa Jaster continues to lead the way after historic Ranger School accomplishment »​

Resiliency with Lisa Jaster - Soldier For Life Podcast S7:E10 »

Capt. Deshauna BarberCAPT. DESHAUNA BARBER

2016: U.S. military's first black Army Reserve officer to obtain the title of Miss USA

On June 5, 2016, then 1st Lt. Deshauna Barber, Army Reserve 988th Quartermaster Detachment Commander made history as the first woman serving in the U.S. military to win the Miss USA crown. Barber was among the final top nine contestants in the 2017 Miss Universe Competition, held on January 29, 2017.  As Miss USA, she worked directly with soldiers suffering from PTSD and focused on suicide prevention in the Armed Forces. 

Army Reserve Profile: Capt. Deshauna Barber »

MAJ. GEN. MARCIA M. ANDERSON
2011: The Army's first black female reserve officer to obtain the rank of major general

Anderson was promoted during a ceremony at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 1, 2011. As a citizen-Soldier, Anderson is employed by the United States Courts, where she serves as the clerk of Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, located in Madison, Wis.

HRC deputy becomes Army's first female African-American major general »

Women continue to prove themselves in uniform »
 

COMMAND SGT. MAJ. MICHELE S. JONES
2003: First black female command sergeant major of the Army Reserve


Jones was selected by Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly to become the ninth command sergeant major of the Army Reserve in September 2003. As a result, she became the first woman in U.S. Army's history to serve as a division command sergeant major. Jones is also the first woman to be selected as the top noncommissioned officer in the Army Reserve, as well as the first to be chosen as the senior noncommissioned officer in any of the Army's components.

African-Americans in the U.S. Army Profile »

SLIDE SHOW
Inspiration and motivation is everywhere you look. I ran into CPT Banaz Caspers at the gym this morning. 9 months pregnant, due tomorrow and still getting after it! No excuses! Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow... DE6
Notes on leadership: Do the things only you can do — and let others handle the rest. Otherwise you’ll never see the sun again. Ready Now! Sharing Tomorrow… DE6 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 10, 2021
Great job to the Soldiers currently participating in the Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) and Global Medic exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett Special thanks to 1LT Jaunita Garcia for taking the group selfie! Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 Fort Hunter Liggett, California, June 16, 2021
Had a great day speaking with Army Reserve Soldiers at North Fort Hood, Texas. Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 North Fort Hood, Texas, June 21, 2021
Had a great day speaking with Army Reserve Soldiers at North Fort Hood, Texas. Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 North Fort Hood, Texas, June 21, 2021
Great time engaging with Army Reserve Soldiers who are doing lots of great training at Fort Hood & Camp Pendleton in a multicompo environment during the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise. Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 Fort Hood and Camp Pendleton, Texas, June 22, 2021
Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels, right, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, in Honolulu on July 9, 2021, during her visit to the Indo-Pacific region.
It was a privilege to meet with the Honorable Lourdes Aflague Leon Guerrero, Governor of Guam, to talk about the great work Army Reserve Soldiers are doing at home and abroad! Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 Mangilao, Guam, July 14, 2021
It was a privilege to meet with the Honorable Lourdes Aflague Leon Guerrero, Governor of Guam, to talk about the great work Army Reserve Soldiers are doing at home and abroad! Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 Mangilao, Guam, July 14, 2021
The best part of this job? Meeting Soldiers face to face! Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 9th Mission Support Command, Mangilao, Guam, July 15, 2021
It was a pleasure to meet with the Honorable Christine Wormuth, the 25th Secretary of the Army, during her visit to Fort Bragg today! Ready Now! Shaping Tomorrow… DE6 U.S. Army Reserve Command Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C., July 19, 2021
Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels (center), 81st Regional Support Command Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Mary-Kate Leahy (left), and 1st Mission Support Command Commanding General Brig. Gen. Dustin A. Shultz (right), pose for a photo after the Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC) assumption of command ceremony, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, June 5, 2021. All three previously served in the MIRC. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Jeku Arce)
Lt. Gen. Laura A. Potter, left, the deputy chief of staff, G-2, poses for a photo with Diane Randon, the assistant deputy chief of staff, G-2; Reserve Maj. Gen. Mary-Kate Leahy, the assistant deputy chief of staff, intelligence; and Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra, the G-2's senior enlisted advisor. (U.S. Army)
U.S. Army Capt. Heather A. Meier, physician assistant at U.S. Army South Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, stands in front of U.S. Army South Headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 8, 2021. Meier’s military career was highlighted for Women’s History Month. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Taeckens)
The Dominican Republic recognizes the achievements and merits of Lt. Col. Marisol Chalas with the Medal of Merit as an outstanding woman in the country and abroad March 8 in Bani, Dominican Republic.
88th Readiness Division Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander, Maj. Bonnie Hilt, meets with Executive Officer Capt. Zheily Ramos and First Sgt. Ann Mais. These three women represent the key 88th RD HHC leadership. They work to maintain Soldier readiness and ensure family support.
Former Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, who retired in 2019, was one of the inductees into the Army Women's Foundation's hall of fame during a virtual ceremony March 8, 2021. (Screenshot image)
Marcia M. Anderson, the Army's first Black female Reserve officer to obtain the rank of major general, was one of the inductees into the Army Women's Foundation's hall of fame during a virtual ceremony March 8, 2021. (Screenshot image)
Retired Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder, who became the first to lead the Army Reserve’s Joint and Special Troops Support Command, as well as be the first full-time deputy chief of the Army Reserve and the first full-time deputy chief of Army Public Affairs, was one of the inductees into the Army Women's Foundation's hall of fame during a virtual ceremony March 8, 2021. (Screenshot image)
Sgt. Isabella Jaime of the 99th Readiness Division’s 78th Army Band participates in the division's FY21 Best Warrior Competition Train-Up event Feb. 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The event will prepare Soldiers for the upcoming Combined Readiness Division BWC by improving their depth of knowledge and proficiency in military skills in a competitive tactical environment. Further, it promotes and sustains a culture of excellence, leadership, individual readiness and team-building within the command. (U.S. Army photo by Shawn Morris, 99th RD PAO)
NOTEWORTHY

Pvt. Sandoval

Pvt. Jennifer Sandoval
First Army Reserve female combat engineer


BG Smith

Brig. Gen. Tracy L. Smith
First Guamanian female Army general officer


1SG Steckman

1st Sgt. Raquel Steckman
First Army female  combat engineer first sergeant


BG Schanely

Brig. Gen. Miyako Schanely
First female Japanese-American general officer


SSG Seaborn

Staff Sgt. Lydia Seaborn
First Army Reserve female Cyber Network Defender graduate


CW5 Wilson

Chief Warrant Officer 5 
Phyllis Wilson

First female Army Reserve Command Chief Warrant Officer