CCC Veterans Day event to feature inspiring military women

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By Kathy Chouteau

This Veterans Day, Contra Costa College will celebrate inspiring women in the military when it hosts, “In Command: The Struggles and Victories of Women in Leadership,” a free virtual event.

Top military women and a Veterans Affairs official will be among the remarkable women who will participate in the virtual event, which is set for Wed., Nov. 11 from 4-6 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to access the online link; it will become active at the commencement of the event.

Moderated by KTVU reporter and PTSD advocate Leigh Martinez, guest speakers for the virtual event will include an impressive line-up: Charmain Bogue, executive director of Education Service for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Rear Admiral Paula Campbell Brown, the first woman to command the Seabees in combat and who has been awarded the Legion of Merit for her service; Ty Brown, Navy veteran, policy analyst, former U.S. Department of State foreign affairs officer, global security specialist and broadcasting professional; Maureen Elias, associate legislative director at Paralyzed Veterans of America; and Doctor Lieutenant Commander Leedjia Svec, former director of military programs for NASA and active duty U.S. Navy.

For more info about Contra Costa College’s virtual Veterans Day event, click here.