Military Women's Memorial
Memorial Ave. and Schley Dr, Arlington, VA 22211
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noon - 5 p.m.
When Diane Diekman became an aviation maintenance officer (a "greenshirt") in the U.S. Navy in 1978, her challenges included proving herself professionally before gaining the acceptance and respect routinely granted to men. _Navy Greenshirt: A Leader Made, Not Born_ is the story of a female pioneer who struggled and succeeded in the male-dominated world of naval aviation. The commanding officer of her first squadron fired her when she failed his hidden test to assert herself as a leader. That painful lesson strengthened the timid South Dakota farm girl and defined her future leadership style. _Navy Greenshirt_, which offers hope to men and women not born to lead, describes the experiences that molded Diekman into a successful leader.
The Military Women's Memorial honors and tells the stories of women, past and present, who serve our nation.