Magazine article Working Mother

CEO Mom

Magazine article Working Mother

CEO Mom

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When you meet U.S. Army Col. Tracey Nicholson, you know you're meeting a leader. She's a woman of great authority who has bravely served her country. In honor of the 230th birthday of the Army, I recently joined Col. Nicholson to open the day's trading at the American Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan. Accompanying us were nine women in the Army who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The colonel rang the opening bell mightily, bringing down her hammer many times as a tribute to the women who were proudly standing at her side.

I was invited to attend by Felix Nater, president of a New York chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), because he was impressed with Working Mother's cover story in March about a military mom, U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer Kennedy. Nater's group helps Army personnel with financial, insurance and legal matters through affiliations and advocates for child care and other services on Capitol Hill.

Many military families suffer because of low pay and need additional support to keep their families strong. …

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