Part 2 of a profile of MG Dee McWIlliams. McWIlliams shares stories and lessons from her service as a general officer and over the course of her long career.
MG Dee McWilliams thought she'd do twenty years. Almost another decade later she left a legacy with two stars and a cadre of people she taught all about leadership.
Jane O'Dea was one of the first three women to fly in the United States Navy. Early on, she was warned that "the Navy doesn't reward pioneers." Even so, O'Dea forged a career in the face of challenge, faced the fear and came out kicking.
Jody Vander Heyden never thought she'd join the Coast Guard, and ended up in the vanguard of women training as rescue swimmers, surprising no one more than herself when she graduated as honor grad. But the Coast Guard wasn't ready for her. Her lessons learned in an early integration will help women starting out today.
Lieutenant Colonel Dianna Flett shares her lessons in grit and leadership learned over a career in military counterintelligence.
Sarah Deal Burrow joined the Marines even before women were allowed in the cockpit, but the moment she read the article about the lifting of combat exclusion, she called and requested a flight slot. She hasn't stopped since, and it hasn't been easy.
Twenty years as a Naval aviator taught Commander Karen Fine Brasch a lot about grit, leadership and being prepared for change, while remaining true to who she was.
Some of the best advice for new leaders compiled from Grit Project Profiles, from leaders in every service and hundreds of years of combined experience. You wont want to miss this.
In February 1991, Rhonda Cornum crawled from the wreckage of her Blackhawk helicopter and stared into the rifles of five Iraqis. She has a lot to say about grit.
Jen Nothelfer joined the navy to prove she could, and became one of the Marine Corps' first women aviators. It's not easy, but she believes in the mission.
Coast Guard Commander Alda Siebrands wasn't afraid to break the rules to get things done. Prepare to be inspired by a life and career of leadership and grit.
Brigadier General Becky Halstead graduated as the first female West Point graduate to be promoted to general officer. Over a career, including command of over 20,000 troops in Iraq, she has learned a few things about leadership and grit.
Dear LT, leadership requires careful prioritization and planning, managing your time to use it for what matters most: spending time with your people. This is why.
Two hundred feet underwater, a fire is more than your every day emergency. Read what Lieutenant Commander Krysten Ellis has to say about that and other stories as one of the first women to serve on submarines in the U.S. Navy.
There's a reason for that spit shine, and it matters. Read why.
LTC Nadine Kokolis learned early lessons in leadership and grit that took her around the world.
Grit: it's not only one kind of thing. There were three ways I needed grit I hadn't expected to, and one way it came naturally.
At 400 knots, three feet away from her wingman, female fighter pilot and woman aviation leader Tammy Barlette is focused and unafraid.
Dear LT: this post will give you the secret of leadership.
Karen Baetzel shares her thoughts on leadership and grit as one of the first women to fly in the Navy. "I realized the first glass ceiling was in my own head," says Karen Baetzel.