Thursday, August 28, 2008

Not quite enough women for me, but we sure are making progress!

We just saw 20 to 25 generals and admirals take the podium in support of Barack Obama.  It was wonderful to see so many military leaders out there to tell us what we already know - that Barack Obama is ready to be our next Commander in Chief.

Seeing how few women were there did bring me up a little short.  That's why I want to give a big shout out to Middle Georgia's newest commander, Major General Polly Peyer (you Leesburg, Fl people will know her as Polly Paddock), the new Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.

Major General Peyer - a two star general - is the first woman to hold that command.  Yet at the change of command ceremony just a few weeks ago, neither she nor anyone else emphasized that fact.  I think that's because thankfully it is becoming less unremarkable for women to be at the head of command, at the top of the ticket and the CEO.

Lauren Logan Benedict

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