There are a lot of people that have wondered about the commitment of the First Lady to the United States Military Servicemembers, but the First lady has quietly been going about changing that. First Lady Michelle Obama has been working to get to know different Female Servicemembers and find out about them, especially during Women?s History Month.
Members of the United States Military who are females have served with distinction, and recently First Lady Michelle Obama was challenged good naturedly by female Retired Army Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, at a ?Women in Military Service for America,? ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetary.
She asked the First Lady point blank: ?Would Military Service women be welcome at tea at the White House, and do they still serve tea at the White House?
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First Lady Obama smiled, and took up the challenge and said ?I think that?s an excellent idea, and you are all invited,? to the cheers of the military women attending the Arlington Ceremony. First Lady Obama turned and talked quietly to one of her staff members about being the point person for such a social ladies tea opportunity.
Many young women are flocking to the Military, they are able to advance and get expert training in a wide variety of fields, as well as advancing as General Vaught did to become leaders and officers in an increasingly Co educational Military force. This has been a new opportunity for women to excel and make inroads in career fields that have not been open to women in the past.