Re-Focusing Your Future!

Army Women, government officials and corporate leaders came together on Capitol Hill on March 12, 2013 with one question in mind:

  1. How do military women prepare for their futures, whether staying in the service, or transferring to other careers?

The question was explored during two panel discussions at the 5th Annual Army Women’s Symposium.

Podcasts of each are available below, as well as highlights of the day’s speakers from the Hall of Fame Luncheon and Newtworking Session.

Panel One —
The Choice Is Yours...Or Is It?

  1. Colonel R. Jean Whalen, Warrior Transition Brigade
  2. Captain Elise Hackstall, U.S. Army Reserve, Walmart
  3. CW5 Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve

Panel Two —
In or Out: Landing On Your Feet

  1. Jennifer Poythress, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™
  2. LaShon Wilson, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation’s Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™
  3. Colonel (Ret) Kevin Preston, The Walt Disney Company
  4. Beryle M. Stipe, Home Depot

Highlights of the 5th Annual Army Women’s Hall of Fame Event

Speakers:

Major General (Ret) Dee Ann McWilliams, President of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation

Major General Williams speaks about inducting into the Army Women’s Hall of Fame, the Army Women who served in the Korean War.


The Honorable J. Randy Forbes, U.S. House of Representative, Committee on Armed Services, Judiciary Committee

Congressman Forbes received a special award for his commitment to Army Women during a networking event. Congressman Forbes speaks about our nation’s appreciation of Army Women and his commitment to current and future troops.


General (Ret) Gordon R. Sullivan, President, Association of the U.S. Army, Served as 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army

General Sullivan speaks about the tremendous contributions women service members have made throughout history.


General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody, 2013 Hall of Fame Honoree, First Woman Four-Star General

General Dunwoody speaks about receiving the honor of becoming a Four-Star General, and sharing that with other women.


PHOTOS:

  • Army Women in Transition Symposium Panels 1 & 2 during Q&AArmy Women in Transition Symposium Panels 1 & 2 during Q&A
  • MG (Ret) Dee McWilliams, USA, General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody, USA, Fred Wacker, Director & COO, The Home Depot Foundation as General Dunwoody accepts the AWF Hall of Fame awardMG (Ret) Dee McWilliams, USA, General (Ret) Ann E. Dunwoody, USA, Fred Wacker, Director & COO, The Home Depot Foundation as General Dunwoody accepts the AWF Hall of Fame award
  • BG (Ret) Gary Profit, Senior Director Military Programs, Walmart, Randy Forbes, Congressman from the Fourth District of VA, MG (Ret) Dee McWilliams, and LTG (Ret) Mike McDuffie, MicrosoftBG (Ret) Gary Profit, Senior Director Military Programs, Walmart, Randy Forbes, Congressman from the Fourth District of VA, MG (Ret) Dee McWilliams, and LTG (Ret) Mike McDuffie, Microsoft
  • General Gordon Sullivan, USA (Ret), former Chief of Staff of the Army and President of the Association of the U.S. ArmyGeneral Gordon Sullivan, USA (Ret), former Chief of Staff of the Army and President of the Association of the U.S. Army
  • Hall of Fame AwardsHall of Fame Awards
  • Leon Harris, News Anchor, ABC 7/WJLA-TV Washington D.C.Leon Harris, News Anchor, ABC 7/WJLA-TV Washington D.C.
  • MG Dee McWilliams, USA (Ret) and Fred Wacker, Director & COO, The Home Depot Foundation, and Retired Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth Preston accepting the Hall of Fame Award on behalf of deceased CSM Yzetta Nelson and SGM Carolyn JonesMG Dee McWilliams, USA (Ret) and Fred Wacker, Director & COO, The Home Depot Foundation, and Retired Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth Preston accepting the Hall of Fame Award on behalf of deceased CSM Yzetta Nelson and SGM Carolyn Jones
  • Panel 1: Moderator MG (Ret) Donna Barbisch, USAR; Capt. Elise Hackstall, USAR, Walmart; COL R. Jean Whalen, AN, Warrior Transition; CW5 Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army ReservePanel 1: Moderator MG (Ret) Donna Barbisch, USAR; Capt. Elise Hackstall, USAR, Walmart; COL R. Jean Whalen, AN, Warrior Transition; CW5 Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve
  • Panel 2: Moderator MG (Ret) Donna Barbisch, USAR; Jennifer Poythress and LaShon Wilson of BPW Joining Forces Mentoring Plus; Beryle Stipe, Home Depot; COL (Ret) Kevin Preston, The Walt Disney CompanyPanel 2: Moderator MG (Ret) Donna Barbisch, USAR; Jennifer Poythress and LaShon Wilson of BPW Joining Forces Mentoring Plus; Beryle Stipe, Home Depot; COL (Ret) Kevin Preston, The Walt Disney Company
  • The panelists of the 5th Annual Army Women in Transition SymposiumThe panelists of the 5th Annual Army Women in Transition Symposium
  • Peggy Trossen, Executive Director, AWFPeggy Trossen, Executive Director, AWF
  • CW5 Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army ReserveCW5 Phyllis Wilson, Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve
  • MG Dee McWilliams, USA (Ret), President, AWFMG Dee McWilliams, USA (Ret), President, AWF
  • COL Kevin Preston, Retired, Walt Disney CompanyCOL Kevin Preston, Retired, Walt Disney Company
  • Lt. General Howard Bromberg, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, US ArmyLt. General Howard Bromberg, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, US Army
  • Attendees of the Army Women in Transition SymposiumAttendees of the Army Women in Transition Symposium
  • Brigadier General Gary Profit, Retired, Walmart, introducing Lieutenant General BrombergBrigadier General Gary Profit, Retired, Walmart, introducing Lieutenant General Bromberg
  • Captain Elise Hackstall, Walmart, Panel 1 speakerCaptain Elise Hackstall, Walmart, Panel 1 speaker