USO honors Gen. Ann Dunwoody as Woman of the Year
Dunwoody shared the honors with Marillyn Hewson, executive vice president, Electronic Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation.
At the beginning of the presentation, Dunwoody spoke with Ann Curry, co-anchor of NBC’s “TODAY” show about what our service members have accomplished in the last decade and the challenges faced by today’s generation of veterans .
“It has been a tough decade, fighting on two fronts, while responding to contingencies around the globe. When we remind ourselves that only one percent of Americans serve in uniform you can understand the kind of heavy lifting we’ve asked our service members and their families to do.” Dunwoody said. “I absolutely think today’s service members and veterans will be remembered as our next greatest generation.”
One female service member from each of the branches of the armed forces also received Military Leadership awards from the USO during the luncheon. Those awards were presented to Air Force Capt. Gina Fasciani, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sheen Adams, Army Sgt. Julia Bringloe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g Katherine Ustler, and Navy Lt. Katherine Worstell.
“Today, what was once a band of brothers truly has become a band of brothers and sisters and you don’t have to look any further than these five great American service members to see why,” said Dunwoody.”
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