Mary J. Mayer

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE VETERAN Colonel Mary J. Mayer, USAF (Ret.) I’m a Portland, Oregon, native who joined the United States Air Force as a second lieutenant in 1972. I served my country for over 30 years in a variety of intelligence, personnel policy, administration, contracting, program management, and special duty assignment positions — in …

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Kim T. Gray

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD VETERAN I spent nine and a half years of sea time on four cutters and three different platforms: law enforcement, polar operations, and aids to navigation. I also taught navigation in “A” and “C” school. During my service time I was able to circumnavigate the Antarctica and visit every continent in …

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Kyleanne Hunter

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS VETERAN I was the first female Cobra pilot in my squadron and served multiple combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. I am living proof that gender integrated combat squadrons are more effective and efficient. In today’s social and political climate, I believe we need more women …

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