A Womans View of the Military March 24

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jennifer Maggard from the Kentucky National Guard will speak Tuesday, March 24, at 12 noon in the Teleconference Room at ACTC's College Drive Campus . Her program was originally scheduled for March 5 but rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Maggards presentation on The Ups and Downs of Begin a Woman in the Military will include her experiences from enlisting in the National Guard right out of high school to her current role as a Warrant Officer. Ive enjoyed having something bigger than myself to take pride in, she said. I knew from the first day of basic training that I would make a career out of being a soldier.

Her career includes deployment on a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia; deployment in Iran to provide convoy protection, work as a recruiting and retention NCO and training as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot.

Although Chief Warrant Officer Maggard was one of only a few women in many assignments, she was always treated with dignity and respect. In survival training for example, she was the only female in a class of 32. I was never treated any different from the male soldiers and I feel I gained their respect by holding my own through the course.

This Womens History Month program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Al Baker, ACTC Directory of Cultural Diversity, 606.326.2422 or email: alvin.baker@kctcs.edu.