Women’s History Month: Recognizing contributions, achievements Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 March 2014
By Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith
and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy
Special to GUIDON

Service members, leaders, civilians, Families, and teammates,

National Women’s History Month recognizes the great contributions and achievements of American women throughout our existence as a nation.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” epitomizes who they are and what they have done and are doing to help make this the greatest nation on earth.

In celebrating Women’s History Month, we emphasize the contributions of women who have worn, and continue to wear, our nation’s uniform in times of peace and through every conflict in which America was compelled to fight, from the American Revolution to overseas contingency operations.

Women have served our nation around the world, in every theatre, with determination and devotion to duty that set examples, not only for women, but for everyone who wears the uniform.

Outside the military, women of every calling and background have greatly contributed to our culture, economy, and society in countless ways.

From volunteerism, to philanthropic endeavors, to outstanding accomplishments within the labor force, women continue to positively affect our great nation.

During National Women’s History Month, we want you to think about the sacrifices and contributions made by American women and especially the women in our own lives who sacrifice and serve to fulfill their calling as leaders, colleagues, friends, and Family members.

We have all benefitted tremendously from them and are proud of them and their distinguished accomplishments.

Maneuver Support starts here!

(Editor’s note: Smith is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Murphy is MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)
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