WOMEN IN THE ARMY

 

 

 

 

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. The engineer and mother of two children is the third female to graduate the grueling combat leadership course.

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 »

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), speaks with participants of a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), takes a selfie with participants of a Women, Peace and Security workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better leverage contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), discusses the partnership of Djiboutian leaders, US military, and the US Embassy during a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, delivers comments during a Women, Peace and Security workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, delivers comments during a Women, Peace and Security workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley, incoming commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), participates in group work during a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
Participants of a Women, Peace and Security (WPS) workshop conduct group work at the Palace Kempinski, Djibouti, May 8, 2022. The workshop focused on collaboration between the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Women and Family to update Djibouti's WPS National Action Plan (NAP). WPS is an integral component of U.S. Africa Command’s effort enhancing African partner capability and enabling U.S. security cooperation to better advance contributions by both men and women. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lynette M. Rolen)
From left: Lt. Col Kelly Bell; Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army (sitting); Maj. Sam Winkler; and Staff Sgt. Nicole Pierce pose at the signing of the Parenthood, Pregnancy and Postpartum Army directive at the Pentagon on April 19, 2022. The directive, published on April 21, 2022, announces 12 pivotal changes to pregnancy and childbirth policy in the Army. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tae Harrison)
From left: Lt. Col Kelly Bell; Maj. Sam Winkler; Christine E. Wormuth, Secretary of the Army; and Staff Sgt. Nicole Pierce pose at the signing of the Parenthood, Pregnancy and Postpartum Army directive at the Pentagon on April 19, 2022. The directive, published on April 21, 2022, announces 12 pivotal changes to pregnancy and childbirth policy in the Army. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tae Harrison)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Sgt. Maj. Sandra M. Cook, acting senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivers remarks as Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey becomes the senior-enlisted leader of the 99th RD April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Maj. Gen. Rodney Faulk, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, delivers remarks as Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey becomes the senior-enlisted leader of the 99th RD April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey (right) became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. Also pictured is Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk, 99th RD commanding general. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey (background center) became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. Also pictured are Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk, 99th RD commanding general (left) and Sgt. Maj. Sandra M. Cook, 99th RD acting senior-enlisted leader. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey (right) became the senior-enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. Also pictured are Maj. Gen. Rodney L. Faulk, 99th RD commanding general (center) and Sgt. Maj. Sandra M. Cook, 99th RD acting senior-enlisted leader. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)
The Color Guard of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division marches into position as Command Sgt. Maj. Subretta L. Pompey becomes the senior-enlisted leader of the 99th RD April 8 during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony at division headquarters on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Pompey is the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position throughout the 99th's 80-year history, dating back to the 99th Infantry Division in World War II. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Readiness Division Public Affairs)

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