A Girl's Guide to Military Service: Selecting Your Specialty, Preparing for Success, Thriving in Military Life
by Amanda Huffman
A Girl’s Guide to Military Service is for any young woman considering a job or career in the military. With information, tips, and perspective gathered from a variety of women who serve, this introductory guide will help you:
- Discern if military service is the right choice for you
- Evaluate enlisting or commissioning as an officer
- Select a service branch and career field
- Prepare for training, mentally and physically
- Integrate personal life, relationships, and motherhood with military service
- Manage stress and increase mental toughness
- Navigate unique challenges as a woman in the military
- Thrive in your military career!
Applicable for enlisted and officer careers in any US Armed Forces service branch and type of service commitment, including:
- Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force
- Active duty, National Guard, Reserves
“… a solid, factual, and practical guide to help young women make a major life decision with confidence … Strongly recommended.”
—Mari K Eder, Major General, US Army (Ret)
“… a perfect guide to help any woman considering life in uniform get straight talk on how it all works …”
—Jose Velazquez, Sergeant Major, US Army Public Affairs (Ret)
Amanda Huffman is an Air Force veteran, Space Force wife, and mom. She served six years in the Air Force, including a deployment to Afghanistan. Amanda is a featured expert on military-related podcasts and writes for military publications. Her Women of the Military podcast and Airman to Mom blog provide stories, resources, and encouragement to women in the military community.
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