June 2018

Dale Throneberry, host of Veterans Radio, interviewed Kayla Williams in 2006. Today’s program will start with a look back at the 2006 interview to hear what Sergeant Williams shared in her book “Love My Rifle More Than You”.

The second half of the program is hosted by Jim Fausone, and brings us up to date with Ms. Williams who is now the Director of the VA’s Center for Women Veterans.

From Sergeant to Director

Hosts Dale Throneberry and Jim Fausone

From Dale’s interview in 2006

Love My Rifle More Than You Kayla WilliamsLove My Rifle…..We welcome Kayla Williams to Veterans Radio.

Ms. Williams is a former U.S. Army soldier who served in the Middle East as an Arabic interpreter. She recounts her decision to enlist and her experiences during the Iraq war in a new memoir, Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army. Williams was a sergeant in a military intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division.

Jim’s 2018 Interview

Kayla Williams Director Women VeteransJim and Kayla discuss her military experience and the work of the VA is doing for our women veterans.

“Kayla M. Williams serves as primary advisor to the Secretary on Department policies, programs, and legislation that affect women Veterans.  In addition, she oversees the Center’s activities, which include monitoring and coordinating VA’s administration of health care, benefits services, and programs for women Veterans; serving as an advocate for cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans.

From VA.gov

Director Williams wants all women veterans to find this resource online. www.va.gov/WomenVet