Women of the Military

Climbing the Ranks to Brigadier General - Episode 65

Episode Summary

This episode is sponsored by Insure the Heroes Inc. Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught served in the United States Air Force for over 28 years, retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history. Throughout her career, General Vaught forged new paths and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. A Vietnam veteran, she was one of the few military women in that war who were not nurses. And, when she was promoted to brigadier general in 1980, she was one of a handful of women in the world who had ever achieved that distinction. While her military accomplishments are extraordinary, General Vaught's most lasting contribution will be her successful efforts related to the Women In Military Service For America Memorial where she was the driving force that built and now operates the $22.5 million memorial. For her official military bio, click here. Mentioned in this episode 1948 Integration Act 1967 Women’s service act 2016 Women in Combat change Women In Military Service for America Memorial Registration Gen Wilma Vaught Ceremony at WIMSA Read the full transcript here. Thank you to my Patreon Sponsor Col Level and above Kevin Barba

Episode Notes

This episode is sponsored by Insure the Heroes Inc.

Retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught served in the United States Air Force for over 28 years, retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history. Throughout her career, General Vaught forged new paths and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. A Vietnam veteran, she was one of the few military women in that war who were not nurses. And, when she was promoted to brigadier general in 1980, she was one of a handful of women in the world who had ever achieved that distinction.

While her military accomplishments are extraordinary, General Vaught's most lasting contribution will be her successful efforts related to the Women In Military Service For America Memorial where she was the driving force that built and now operates the $22.5 million memorial. For her official military bio, click here.

Mentioned in this episode

1948 Integration Act

1967 Women’s service act

2016 Women in Combat change

Women In Military Service for America Memorial Registration

Gen Wilma Vaught Ceremony at WIMSA

Read the full transcript here.

Thank you to my Patreon Sponsor Col Level and above

Kevin Barba