How the times have changed. There are currently a whopping 219 000 female Service members stationed throughout the world, filling a wide variety of positions such as rangers, pilots, translators, and radio operators. As these numbers have grown, so have the number of female veterans. Another fact to celebrate is the fact that there are currently six Veterans of the fairer sex holding office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., United States.
Women Veterans are also the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. The number of businesses owned by these veterans has increased by 296 percent between 2007 and 2012. These figures are ever-growing, as a recent study has also shown that over the past five years the number of companies owned by female veterans has almost quadrupled.
These brave women should be celebrated and supported so that future generations can also proudly and actively participate in military strategy.