Women Have Come Far In Defense Sector

ROSE COVERED GLASSES

Women in DefenseFormer Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth (left) and  Lisa Atherton, executive vice president of military business at Bell Helicopter

NATIONAL DEFENSE MAGAZINE”

“We see women at the highest levels.

The top two civilians running the U.S. Air Force are women, Navy Adm. Michelle Howard became the top naval officer at NATO  and Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson became the first woman to run a major combatant command when she took over U.S. Northern Command.

“It’s good to open our aperture to what possibilities there are,” said Lisa Atherton, executive vice president of military business at Bell Helicopter.

Atherton spoke June 15 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

She and former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth received a “Service to the Flag” award from Women In Defense. The association makes this award annually to leaders in…

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