The Official Ethnic Cheerleader

Submitted Anonymously I have a friend who jokingly named my collateral work duty The Official Ethnic Cheerleader. I have always been an active member of a myriad of ‘diversity awareness’ councils during my commission. I’ve sent out the informational emails on heritage...

A Military Victim Advocate Talks about Lauren

(Submitted to SWAN Anonymously) As a woman who has been in some kind of military environment for close to ten years (prep school, active duty, academy), I have become quite the scrutinizer of any sort of military centered media. I am that annoying critic laughing at...

Superior Betrayal

By Elisha Morrow (Some names are not disclosed for safety reasons.) “These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained Coast Guard men and women. I will...

My Secret Struggle

(Submitted anonymously.) First, I want to preface this by saying I wrote this originally as a part of therapy wrote this original, and decided to share this with other young military women (and men).  I am sharing this because I want young military women to understand...