Incredible Female Soldiers All Over The World
1 Traci McGill
Traci McGill is a young woman from New Jersey. In addition to learning to be a pilot, she is an avid nature lover. She likes to snowboard and kayak, and she is a big field hockey fan. Her favorite team is the Boston Bruins.
She is 28 years old and is currently in pilot training to fly F-35s for the Air Force. Thanks to her hard work, her good mood and her joie de vivre, she will certainly not go unnoticed in the airspace. She will certainly do her country proud!
2 Lisa Arnett
Sergeant Lisa Arnett is a member of the US Army National Guard. For the last 10 years, she has been a helicopter mechanic, and she is now a crew chief on CH-47 Chinook helicopters. This lovely woman has a big heart, using her free time away from the military to voluntarily help young children in foster care.
Talking about her own experience in foster care when she was a child, she is a real example for some young woman who wants to grow up in the military. She is the definition of a strong and independent woman.
3 Sidney Davis
Sidney Davis is an Air Force military. Davis spent her free time in Afghanistan training for beauty pageants, which isn’t exactly what you would expect a soldier to be doing in a time of war. Davis has recently been crowned Miss Massachusetts and is excited to compete in the national pageant. The next step of these competitions would be to attend the Miss America pageant.
On June 8, 2008, Davis was in Afghanistan. Davis was shot at while riding in a taxi cab while she was on tour, but the bullet did not penetrate her armor, making Davis lucky to still be alive. Davis was assigned to the staff of the Combined Joint Task Force 7, which is based at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. She was a member of the K2 and 4-42 Aviation units. She was promoted to staff sergeant when she returned to the United States after being stationed in Afghanistan.
4 Michelle Martinez
Michelle Martinez is a member of the United States Navy and is currently stationed in San Diego. She has been deployed to the Middle East and had met with some of the soldiers who trained with her for a year on how to defend their outpost against an attack. Martinez is a member of the Navy SEALs and it appears that her advancement as a Navy SEAL will lead to her promotion to senior ranks.
When it comes to the most difficult training in the military, the Navy SEALs are unrivaled. They are part of the Naval Special Warfare unit, which is also made up of other special forces. Michelle has been on some difficult missions in combat zones, and she has faced danger on a scale that most people would find unimaginable. What would you do in a war zone? If you’ve never been a soldier, it might be a little difficult to comprehend the intensity.
5 Meagan Michele
Meagan Michele is a US Army soldier who recently became the first woman to “defuse” an IED on her own. Michelle has also been named one of the most attractive female soldiers in the army. Michelle has also recently been awarded the Bronze Star for her service in Afghanistan. Michelle joined the Army in 2013 and is now based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Michelle is a 10th Mountain Division combat medic.
Her actions when an IED hit her convoy in January 2015 earned her the medal. She acted without hesitation, assisting the injured even as she was being shot at. She remained calm and focused while assessing each casualty and directing her team to perform additional tasks to stabilize the injured men’s injuries. Even when she was in the face of danger, she never strayed away from who she truly is: a hero.
6 Sherri Vlastuin
Wendy Lee works in law enforcement and has previously served as a military police officer. Lee had always wanted to be a soldier and enlisted at the age of 18. She dislikes being referred to as a “woman in the military” because she believes it is derogatory and sexist, but she is relieved that her gender is irrelevant to her duties. She has been on the front lines of combat for over five years and is familiar with the situation.
She does not like being called a “soldier,” but rather a “soldier/police officer” because the two are not the same thing. Lee was born in South Korea and moved to New York when she was nine years old. Wendy has three brothers and attended Our Lady of Victory High School for three years. Her mother is a teacher, and her father is a business owner. But Lee is not the only person in her family that has decided to enlist in the military.
Katherine, a Navy cryptologist, says that being a woman in the military can sometimes be challenging. She recalls having to listen to men who were not her friends tell her what she should and shouldn’t do, as if she were incapable of making her own decisions. Being in the military comes with its own problems, but being a woman in the military is completely different. There are multiple obstacles that a woman must jump through to prove her worth.
Katherine has held leadership positions since she was seventeen years old and is currently using her expertise in cryptology to assist the Navy in protecting classified information. She has spent the last year at the Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) in Suitland, Maryland. Katherine joined NSGA because she wanted to use her skills to safeguard our country’s secrets. Katherine enrolled in Enlisted Training School after being discharged from the Navy (ETS).
8 Ellie Baran
Ellie Baran is an Army National Guard officer. To become an officer in the National Guard, you must complete a 10-week basic training course. This course consists of 4 phases, with the last phase being graduation for those who are able to persist in the training program. She can pilot helicopters, rappel from them, and climb ropes like a pro.
Ellie Baran was the first woman to receive the Combat Action Badge during her second deployment to Iraq. Baran was based in Baghdad and flew missions to deliver troops and equipment to the front lines. During a night mission, she was ambushed by insurgents and returned fire with her 9mm handgun.
Yinori is currently serving on active duty in the United States Air Force as a company commander. This role is responsible for everything that happens in their unit. They prepare their units for things such as combat by ensuring that they are ready and focused on what’s ahead of them. The highly specialized air force has numerous laws (inter-agency collaborations) between different branches of our military. The laws are intended to allow the military to interact and share information across multiple fields. This enables effective training and collaboration among units from various services.
Furthermore, because the individuals are highly trained and highly skilled from a variety of backgrounds, there is a strong emphasis on self-discipline and commitment to perform their duties. This department is a highly effective and profitable unit in the armed forces due to its high level of discipline and professionalism. Since the Air Force is more difficult to get into, they have to make sure that they take time to choose their soldiers correctly and intentionally.
10 Michelle Young
Michelle Young, a member of the Army National Guard, has served her country since she was 18 years old. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and has been trained to carry out missions comparable to those carried out by the local army. Michelle’s Military Stuff, her award-winning military blog, has been read by over 500,000 people from over 130 countries. She also helps other women in need by setting up donations and raising funds for those who are struggling.
Young was born and raised in Maryland and knew from a young age that she wanted to do great things. No matter what those great things meant, she always knew she wanted to help others. She went on to the University of Maryland, where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. She has since become a photographer and baker, and she continues to be interviewed for news stories about the war on terror.
11 Lauren Slisher
Lauren Slisher was not only named Miss America in 2018, but she also serves in the United States Air Force. She is the first woman from the Air Force to win this kind of pageant. It proves that women can have both brains and beauty! She is proud to be representing both traits for women everywhere. Slisher has attended Julliard and Harvard for her amazing dance skills, which helped her land the role of Miss America.
Slisher is the first female Airman in Miss America’s history. She is thrilled to be representing not only the Air Force Academy, but also her country. Lauren has also competed in pageants before and has won numerous titles during her time with FFA, including Miss Army Cadet last May. Army Cadets set out to partner with multiple education facilities to recruit young adults to enlist in the military.
12 Deja Riley
Deja Riley works as an Army specialist in the New York area. After graduating from Hampton University, she enlisted in the Army. She is a sharpshooter and sports fan who enjoys writing, reading, and eating spicy food. Some women may enjoy cooking or preparing a lavish dinner for their significant other, but Riley likes to spend her time a little more on the spontaneous side. Although, she still likes cooking meals for herself.
Deja Riley’s job as an AR-15 specialist with the Army National Guard entails shooting targets as large as her head at a shooting range with an M-16 rifle. This type of specialist role is extremely sought after in the military due to the fact that not many people possess these skills. Riley’s favorite hobby is shooting targets at Camp Perry, which is located at the base of Little Muncy Mountain in western Pennsylvania near New York.
13 Amanda Greenbay
Amanda Greenbay is a female soldier who also happens to be a fighter pilot. She flew with the 54th Fighter Squadron at Hahn Air Base as a lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Greenbay is a management assistant professor at Arizona State University’s Wrigley Global Institute of Business Leadership. Her military career has been highlighted for her gender, as professional piloting is typically performed by men, but she is defying stereotypes and exceeding everyone’s expectations.
Through her actions, Greenbay has become a national spokesperson for women in the military and a role model for others. Even though we know men are typically sought out for Greenbay’s role, she has set standards for women across the world who want to become fighter pilots. Nothing truly compares to a woman who knows her worth and is dedicated to pursuing her passion.
14 Yarden Ardity
Yarden Ardity is a model and IDF veteran. The IDF is the Israel Defense Forces and is comprised of the Israeli Navy, Army, and Air Force. She currently resides in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. Yarden is a member of the IDF Women’s Brigade, a tough force comprised of Jewish girls aged 18 to 45. This group helps support the IDF soldiers and trains young women with the intention of them serving in a branch of the defense forces.
Soldiers are in charge of combat-related activities, such as patrols and border patrols. The IDF Women’s Brigade engages in soft power activities both within Israel and abroad. They work with organizations such as the Red Cross and UNICEF Israel to raise funds for various charities. But they aren’t only supporting women, although that is their biggest goal with the project.
15 Kerrin O’Neill
Kerrin O’Neill has been a Combat Controller in the United States Air Force for two years. O’Neill was one of only three women out of 115 recruits to complete basic training in just the first week. She graduated from Air Force basic training in her tenth week and immediately went to Combat Control School to learn how to control air traffic over war zones.
O’Neill will have a good chance of being deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq after she graduates. She will be the only woman in the Air Force to hold this position. O’Neill is currently surveying her fellow airmen to see what they think about having a female combat controller among them. She believes they should be present because she believes she can do it. Kerrin O’Neill believes that women are not weak; rather, she believes that women are strong and want to live up to their potential.
Abby is a United States Air Force Intelligence Analyst. She joined the military in 2009 and has since flown 120 combat missions, participated in peacekeeping operations, and been awarded the Bronze Star for her service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Iraq War began in 2003 and lasted until 2011. This was a war in which the United States intended to overthrow the Iraqi government which Saddam Hussein ruled. In the end, the United States was victorious.
She has appeared in a magazine, a calendar, and numerous Nike and Victoria’s Secret commercials. She is a gifted public speaker who discusses her WWII service and the issues that the military faces today. She is also very active in the military’s fight against sexual assault. Which, according to the Soldiers Project, the U.S. Navy has the highest number of these incidents reported. Abby intends to be a voice for those women who can’t speak up alone.
17 Noel Niccum
Noel Niccum is a program manager for the United States Air Force. For decades, women have served in the military. Nevertheless, the political climate in recent years has put pressure on lawmakers to repeal outdated policies that barred women from combat roles. Many times, they are motivated by a fear of women learning how to use firearms and heavy equipment, which would shift policy from exclusionary to inclusive.
The military has been gradually but steadily integrating women into all branches of service. Women have served in the infantry, artillery, tank crews, and other combat roles. Conservatives claim that women are too “sensitive” to handle the physically demanding work required by the military, but women have proved time and time again that they are just as capable as men to perform these types of roles. Just ask any woman that has served in the military and they will tell you the same thing.
The Marine Corps is one of the most well-known branches of the military, and they offer female roles that would be appealing to any female candidate. Tiona is a marine who has served in the Marine Corps for six years. She enlisted at the age of twenty-one and has never regretted her decision. Ever since she was a child, she had the desire to be a part of something greater than her, something she could do to give herself a purpose.
Tiona has been fascinated by the uniformity of the uniform and how it appeared on a soldier since she was a small child. Even when she was in high school, she had big dreams of joining the military. But joining the military isn’t as easy as just signing a paper. There are multiple fitness tests that you must take to prove you are fit and healthy enough to participate. You must also pass mental health tests that say you will be able to endure the trauma that the military could possibly give you.
19 Jazzi Jessica
Jazzi Jessica has served in the Navy for five years and is currently assigned to the USS Essex (LHD 2). Her current rank is Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, and she previously held the rank of Yeoman Second Class. She has served in the Navy on six carrier strike groups and five amphibious assault ships around the world. For anyone who serves in the Navy, you know that these tasks cannot be easy and can take a toll on someone.
Jessica has held the positions of Yeoman First Class, Aviation Fire Controlman, Aviation Machinist Mate, Aviation Electronics Technician, Yeoman Third Class, and Craftsman in the past. She has been deployed four times to the Middle East and twice to West Africa. Her first deployment was in 2002/2003 to support Operation Enduring Freedom, followed by Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004/2005. During her first deployment, she worked as an apprentice sailor before becoming an officer.
20 Steph Russell
Steph Russell is a 29-year-old private in the United States Army who has been stationed in Iraq. Russell, who is from Gridley, California, was nominated for the competition by military veterans and active-duty members who wanted to see her recognized. Russell has gone into battle several times and assisted in the defeat of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
Russell first set foot on a military base when she was a teenager and joined the California National Guard for high school ROTC. The ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps and prepares young adults for the military. It gives them the discipline that they need to hold a position in the military. After graduating high school, she joined the United States Coast Guard and was assigned to San Francisco. And then, she re-enlisted in the Army and shipped out to Iraq on her first combat deployment in 2013.
21 Lauren Edwards
Edwards, a combat engineer, was leading a company of combat engineers during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 when her unit’s convoy was attacked. According to Why Marines Fight, a book by James Brady, it was the first time she had ever been shot at, but she led more than 150 Marines and several vehicles in defensive maneuvers, earning an award for valor in the process.
Edwards’ physical strength is equally impressive; she can complete a perfect male physical fitness test, which includes running three miles in 18 minutes, performing 20 pull-ups, and performing 100 sit-ups in two minutes, a feat that even men find difficult. Edwards is an accomplished soldier, proving that women are just as good as men, and can do whatever they do. Edwards will stop at nothing, even if that means serving in the military, which has primarily been a man’s job.
22 Sherri Gallagher
Gallagher, a member of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, had defeated 11 other candidates for the title of “Soldier of the Year” by the Military Marksmanship Association for her accuracy and a steady hand. This title made her the first woman in history to be the Soldier of the Year. She has even outperformed her mostly male competitors in events like hand-to-hand combat, urban maneuvers, detainee operations, casualty evacuation, weapons familiarization, and night firing.
Gallagher specializes in the firing of weapons in the military. She is one of the top long-range rifle shooters in the country and is a member of the US Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. The Golden Knights demonstrate the proper use of parachutes as well as compete in competitions against other branches of the army. This parachute team began in 1959 and has stayed active in Fort Bragg until this day.