Magazine article National Defense

WID Names Service to the Flag Awardees

Magazine article National Defense

WID Names Service to the Flag Awardees

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* Women In Defense, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, presented its Service to the Flag Award to Christine E. Wormuth, who recently retired as undersecretary of defense for policy, and Lisa Atherton, executive vice president, military business of Bell Helicopter at a June 15 event at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial.

The Service to the Flag Award honors women who have contributed extraordinary leadership and strategic impact in government service and the defense industry.

"This is very meaningful to me," said Wormuth. "Years ago, when I started working at the Pentagon there were relatively few women. Now we're seeing women in the highest levels of government and I'm tremendously pleased to see additional talent, expertise and perspectives coming together to work on very difficult problems. …

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