Sixth Annual Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame Reception and Summit
March 11-12, 2014

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Reception
March 11, 2014


The 14th WAC Band: America’s Last All-female Military Band

The Female Silver Star Recipients

  1. 1LT Mary Roberts, USA;
  2. 2LT Elaine Roe, USA;
  3. 2LT Rita Virginia Rourke, USA;
  4. 2LT Ellen Ainsworth, USA (posthumously);
  5. SGT Leigh Ann Hester, USA;
  6. SGT Monica L. Brown, USA

Female Firsts Award

  1. CSM Michele Jones, USA (Ret), Office of the Chief, U.S. Army Reserve

Army Women Serving in Congress

  1. The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, The Honorable Tulsi Gabbard

Champions in Congress

  1. Recognizing Members of Congress who have championed the issues of Army Women

2014 U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Summit:
Army Women: Resilient & Ready
March 12, 2014

Panel 1: Resilient on the Battlefield

  1. COL Ellen Haring, USAR, Senior Fellow, Women in International Security
  2. BG Linda Singh, USA, Maryland National Guard
  3. Moderator: MG Jan Edmunds, USA (Ret), AWF Advisory Board Member

Luncheon — Army Women 2020: Ready and Resilient

  1. Master of Ceremonies: Leon Harris, Anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV
  2. Keynote Speakers: MG (Dr.) Nadja Y. West, USA, Joint Staff Surgeon and SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, USA
  3. Introduced by: SMA Kenneth Preston, USA (Ret), AUSA
  4. Presentation of Scholarship Recipients

Panel 2: Resilient on the Homefront

  1. Teresa W. Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor
  2. Pamela Johnson, Goodwill
  3. Elisa Basnight, Esq., Director, Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs
  4. Moderator: MG Donna Barbisch, USA (Ret), AWF Advisory Board Member

Limited seating, for attendance or information about supporting the events, please contact Barb Witten,

Army Women’s Foundation Documentary

The Army Women’s Foundation is pleased to share a short documentary video highlighting the Foundation’s Annual Symposium, Hall of Fame Event, and Legacy Scholarship Program.

About the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation

The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation (AWF) is the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today’s Army women, and a dynamic advocate for preserving and sharing the history of Army women. The mission of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is to honor and preserve the service of women in the Army. As our nation participates in Women’s History Month in March 2014, the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation’s commemorates and celebrates the service, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Army women by hosting an annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Summit. These events place the AWF at the forefront of the issues and opportunities impacting U.S. Army women in advancing stability, peace, and prosperity around the world. Event participants interact and partner with an elite cadre of senior military leaders, corporate leaders, opinion leaders, and policy makers.