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SERVED: Military Women’s Stories

01 Jan 2021 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Podcast host, Melissa Ritz, interviews women who have served in the military in SERVED: Military Women’s Stories.

In the latest episode of SERVED, JAVA member, Kay Wakatake, the Staff Judge Advocate for the Army Medical Command at the Pentagon, shares her experiences of attending Airborne school, deploying to Iraq, balancing work and personal responsibilities, and leveling the playing field both physically and intellectually while stationed at an infantry division overseas. 

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In an earlier recording, JAVA member, Persian Gulf War veteran and Bronze Star recipient Denise High shares her journey of growing up as a Navy "brat", pivoting careers as a civilian and as a recruit, unifying under pressure at wartime, a surprise multilingual romance, and reinvention during a military drawdown. (Denise is married to JAVA Vice President Howard High.)

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In this episode, JAVA member Vicki Jordan shares how her love for languages led her from Nebraska to the Army's Defense Language Institute in California, where she excelled in Russian and met her husband. Vicki also served as the Chief of Staff of the Operations Directorate at the NSA, and shares the importance of leadership, teamwork and communication in the evolving digital age of cyber intelligence and security. 

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