From Soldier to Role Model: U.S. Army 1st Lt. Laura Means

One year ago, President Barrack Obama stated in a proclamation for Women’s History Month, “While we have made great strides toward equality, we cannot rest until our mothers, sisters and daughters assume their rightful place as full participants in a secure, prosperous and just society.”

That is why U.S. Army is 1st Lt. Laura Means, Officer in Charge of the International Security Assistance Force’s Joint Command Movement Control Team, spends her free time delivering supplies and speaking to Afghan girls at a local school about their future.

“For me, going back there is it’s kind of my favorite place to go. I know they recognize me and that makes me feel good, it’s a heartwarming experience.”

 

For more about the role women in the military have played, visit the defense.gov special.

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