7 March 2013 - WID Palmetto Chapter Would Like to Congratulate AZC (AW/SW) Alishia D. Howard on Her Selection to the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program|
Captain Mark Glover, Commanding Officer of SSC LANT recognized Chief Howard in the following All Hands memo to the Command:
SSC Atlantic Teammates,
As Commanding Officer, there's no greater pleasure than to recognize achievements that are happening every day at SSC Atlantic and here is another. Please join me in congratulating AZC (AW/SW) Alishia D. Howard on her selection to the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program. LDOs and Chief Warrant Officers, a.k.a. "Mustangs," are Naval Officers with proven leadership and indispensable technical expertise. Her selection is especially apropos since 2013's Women's history month theme is "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)."
Chief Howard reported to SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic in Norfolk in December 2012. Though newly reported, she has already positively impacted the Optimized Organization Maintenance Activity (OOMA) functional area. Her expertise as an OOMA Analyst has contributed greatly to the remedy of more than 120 Fleet trouble calls in a matter of just a few weeks. In her nearly 14 years of service, Chief Howard has served in a number of different capacities at training commands, ship's company and squadrons. Her career choices and professional performance have consistently separated her from her peers, and this is now evident in her selection to the LDO Program. Chief Howard holds an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and has three children.
Chief Howard will be commissioned an Ensign in April 2014.
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS soon-to-be Ens. Howard!
CAPT Mark Glover
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic
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24 January 2013 - Pentagon removes ban on women in combat|
From the Washington Post - Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Thursday a lifting of the ban on female service members in combat roles, a watershed policy change that was informed by women's valor in Iraq and Afghanistan and that removes the remaining barrier to a fully inclusive military, defense officials said.
24 January 2013 - Area military women receptive to combat service|
The Post & Courier writes about the ban on women in combat being lifted from a local perspective.
17 January 2013 - Presentation from January 2013 Leadership Series|
If you missed hearing Beth Waugh talk about Gender Communications Differences at our January 2013 Leadership Series event, don't miss the presentation! You can view / download by clicking the More Info link below.