Women in U.S. Army are Paving the Way for Next Generation of Changemakers

Women in U.S. Army are Paving the Way for Next Generation of Changemakers

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International Women’s Day celebrated the incredible accomplishments of women around the world.

For young women today,

role models come from new and sometimes unexpected places like the U.S. Army where women are paving the way for the next generation of changemakers across a wide range of careers, including healthcare, cyber, aviation, engineering, infantry, as world-class athletes, and more. More than 181,000 women currently serve in the Army, and they are able to serve in any role they qualify for.

Here are some examples of these exceptional women:

  • Maj. Allison Brager is one of just a few neuroscientists in the U.S. Army. She specializes in studying survival in extreme high-stress and sleep-deprived environments to test resiliency and discover ways to improve fatigue management on the frontlines. This past year, Brager was part of the COVID-19 response efforts serving as co-lead for the clinical testing lab and support hospital at the Javits Center in New York City. She is an elite athlete and member of the Army Warrior Fitness Team, a published author, and is currently an applicant for the Army Astronaut Program.
  • Master Sgt. Stacey Munoz serves as an integral part of the Master Resilience Training program for the U.S. Army Reserve Command, responsible for implementing the new Army Combat Fitness Test across more than 650 locations around the world. She is an Army Master Fitness Trainer with a focus on nutrition, personal training, and mindset practices, reinforcing mental health and wellbeing programs across the Army. Munoz leverages her resiliency skills in her personal life with her eight children, including 17-year-old triplets.
  • 1st Lt. Haley Johnson is an Army nurse, assigned to the mother/baby unit of Fort Benning’s Martin Army Community Hospital. As a standout high school athlete – ranging from pole-vaulting, volleyball, track, and cheerleading – she went on to become a competitive bodybuilder and last year successfully qualified and competed in Dwayne Johnson’s “The Titan Games.”

Join me in a recent interview

with 1st Lt. Haley Johnson, who is an army nurse and who shares with Michigan Mama News her compelling story of how she became a role model in the U.S. Army.

Listen to the entire interview here.

For more information, go to goarmy.com.

More About Haley

Haley Johnson is a First Lieutenant currently stationed at Fort Benning, GA assigned to 14th CSH working on the Mother-Baby Unit at Martin Army Community Hospital. Her first duty assignment was Joint Base San Antonio where she worked at the hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit prior to her compassionate reassignment to Fort Benning in 2019.

She is a first-generation college student and attended Kennesaw State University in Georgia on a national ROTC scholarship in 2012. During her ROTC career she attended Airborne school and competed on the Georgia Tech’s Ranger Challenge Team. She graduated with her nursing degree and started active duty December of 2016.

She has competed in many fitness and physique sport competitions over the years and most recently competed on season two of NBC’s “The Titan Games”. The televised fitness competition series is hosted by The Rock and this season premiered May 25, 2020. 1LT Johnson appears on four consecutive episodes, 9,10,11, and 12. It was at the casting for this show that she met her now husband and they both welcomed a new baby into their lives this year.

Interview is courtesy: U.S. Army

 

Cynthia Tait

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