She's Got Grit: Rangers Lead the Way!

Shaye Haver is one of the first women to successfully complete the Army Ranger School, the special operations school known for its toughness. She talks to the Grit Project about how her path unfolded and about the source of her grit.

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She's Got Grit: Audacity and Confidence Part 2-- MG Dee McWilliams

Part 2 of a profile of MG Dee McWIlliams. McWIlliams shares stories and lessons from her service as a general officer and over the course of her long career.

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She's Got Grit: Audacity and Confidence-- MG Dee McWilliams

MG Dee McWilliams thought she'd do twenty years. Almost another decade later she left a legacy with two stars and a cadre of people she taught all about leadership. 

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She's Got Grit: "The Navy doesn't Reward pioneers."

Jane O'Dea was one of the first three women to fly in the United States Navy. Early on, she was warned that "the Navy doesn't reward pioneers."  Even so, O'Dea forged a career in the face of challenge, faced the fear and came out kicking.

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She's Got Grit: "Do no harm, but take no S*#@."

Gea Leigh Haff is an EMT, a paramedic, a firefighter, a rescue diver and a special operations flight medic. She shares her story and the lessons she's learned about grit with The Grit Project as the first in our summer features of women in uniform outside of the military.

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She's Got Grit: Sometimes they aren't ready for you

Jody Vander Heyden never thought she'd join the Coast Guard, and ended up in the vanguard of women training as rescue swimmers, surprising no one more than herself when she graduated as honor grad. But the Coast Guard wasn't ready for her. Her lessons learned in an early integration will help women starting out today.

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She's Got Grit: Secrets of Grit from a career in Military Intelligence

Lieutenant Colonel Dianna Flett shares her lessons in grit and leadership learned over a career in military counterintelligence.

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She's Got Grit: The first female aviator in the USMC

Sarah Deal Burrow joined the Marines even before women were allowed in the cockpit, but the moment she read the article about the lifting of combat exclusion, she called and requested a flight slot. She hasn't stopped since, and it hasn't been easy.

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She's Got Grit: Navy pilot and Commander Karen Fine Brasch

Twenty years as a Naval aviator taught Commander Karen Fine Brasch a lot about grit, leadership and being prepared for change, while remaining true to who she was.

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She's Got Grit: Advice to new leaders

Some of the best advice for new leaders compiled from Grit Project Profiles, from leaders in every service and hundreds of years of combined experience. You wont want to miss this.

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She's Got Grit: Lessons in grit from a female POW

In February 1991, Rhonda Cornum crawled from the wreckage of her Blackhawk helicopter and stared into the rifles of five Iraqis. She has a lot to say about grit.

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She's Got Grit: The very few, the very proud.

Jen Nothelfer joined the navy to prove she could, and became one of the Marine Corps' first women aviators. It's not easy, but she believes in the mission.

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She's Got Grit: Inspiring a journey with grit

Resources for a journey with grit. Check out our favorite quotes, videos and books to take you where you need to go with leadership and grit.

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She's Got Grit: What you can learn from three generations of women military aviators

Three generations of female military aviators from the 1930s to today have a lot to teach about grit and leadership. Here are five of their biggest lessons.

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She's Got Grit: Born to fly: A Conversation with WWII Woman Test Pilot Alyce Rohrer

Alyce Rohrer was born to fly. After earning her private pilot license at 15, she lied about her age to get into Jackie Cochran's WASP program, and she soars still today.

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She's Got Grit: The Army's first female four-star General

General Ann Dunwoody is the first woman to be promoted to four star general in the army. Over almost four decades of trailblazing leadership, she has learned more than a few lessons you should know, too.

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She's Got Grit: Command Master Chief Patty Shinnick Believed She Could (So She Did)

Command Master Chief Shinnick was the other half of Karen Baetzel's command team (an earlier She's Got Grit profile!). Read about the gritty journey of this early senior enlisted woman in the U.S. Navy.

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She's Got Grit: Leadership and Grit with Coast Guard CMDR (Ret) Alda Siebrands

Coast Guard Commander Alda Siebrands wasn't afraid to break the rules to get things done. Prepare to be inspired by a life and career of leadership and grit.

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She's Got Grit: "They told me I couldn't": Talking to WWII Woman Test Pilot Edna Davis

Edna Davis wasn't about to take no for an answer or let anything get in her way. Leaders rarely do. From a midwestern girl to the first woman to fly the B26 Marauder, don't miss her story of courage and grit.

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She's Got Grit: West Point's First Woman General Officer

Brigadier General Becky Halstead graduated as the first female West Point graduate to be promoted to general officer. Over a career, including command of over 20,000 troops in Iraq, she has learned a few things about leadership and grit. 

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