"On May 9 [Christine Tron, a] 32-year military veteran, was voted in as the first woman commander of the 95-year-old Beverly VFW Post.
Tron, a Peabody resident, said she’s hoping her election will encourage more women to join the VFW and other veterans’ organizations. The Beverly post has had female members in the past, but Tron is currently the only woman out of the group’s 150 members.
Tron’s rapid ascension to the top spot is not surprising, considering her leadership qualities from her active-duty days. A Chelsea native, Tron followed her father’s footsteps and joined the Army in 1977 when the military branch still assigned females to the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.
Tron worked in military intelligence as an interrogator and rose to the rank of first sergeant, the second-highest pay grade in the Army for enlisted personnel." ... See MoreSee Less