Front & Center with Patrick Mondaca

The sun is an army invading from the East.  That powerful sentence is the opening line in an essay titled “Ibrahim, my driver and my guide,” written by Army veteran Patrick Mondaca, whose service includes a deployment to Baghdad as…

Women in Defense

Recently, I was invited to sit on a leadership panel during a Women in Defense EMPOWER event. It was an incredible opportunity and it seemed like the perfect lead-in to tell you all about the organization. I first learned…

Wounded Warrior Fellowship

The Wounded Warrior Program is managed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. It offers two-year fellowships working with a Congressional member of the House in their home district offices (contingent on that member remaining…

The Long Road Home

On October 26th, I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of National Geographic’s new mini-series “The Long Road Home.” Based on the 2007 book by Emmy Award-winning ABC White House correspondent Martha Raddatz, the book chronicles the point…

Front and Center with Erika Cashin

I met Lt Col Erika Cashin a few months ago and we have become fast friends. A vivacious, generous, and motivated woman, she is never too busy to brainstorm an idea or help someone out. It’s hardly surprising, then,…