UNL ROTC Programs to host an event honoring Women's Service in the Armed Forces
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln ROTC Programs will be hosting an event honoring Women’s service in the Armed
Forces on Tuesday, March 18th at the UNL Union Auditorium. The event begins at 10:00 and will host keynote speaker Brigadier
General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired, who will address the topic of Women’s service in the Military.
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired, served in the United States Air Force for more than 28 years,
retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history. Throughout her career, General Vaught forged new paths
and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. A Vietnam veteran, she was one of the few military women in that
war who were not nurses. And, when she was promoted to brigadier general in 1980, she was one of a handful of women in the world
who had ever achieved that distinction.
While her military accomplishments are extraordinary, General Vaught's most lasting contribution will be her
successful efforts related to the Women In Military Service For America Memorial where she was the driving force that built and now
operates the $22.5 million memorial. Located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, the Women’s Memorial is the nation’s
only major memorial to pay tribute to the more than 2.5 million women who have served in the nation’s defense. The Memorial stands
as a place where America’s servicewomen can take their rightful place in history and where their stories will be told for future
generations. Because of Wilma Vaught, the American people and visitors from around the world can learn of the courage and bravery
of tens of thousands of American women who, like her, have pioneered the future.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is now offering in-state tuition for incoming, out-of-state Freshmen participating in ROTC!
Contact UNL Army ROTC for details.
U.S. News ranks UNL as a 'Best College for Veterans'