Rebecca “Becky” Halstead, Brigadier General, Retired and Ted Diggs of The Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs

Cover of Rebecca Halstead's book.Our guest this week on Veterans Radio is Rebecca “Becky” Halstead, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Retired. General Halstead graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1981 with the second graduating class to include women and had the honor of becoming the first woman graduate in West Point history to achieve promotion to general officer. Not only was she the first woman in her class to become a general, she was the first woman in US history to serve as a commanding general in combat. Join us this week for our conversation with General Halstead about her military career and her second career as a motivational speaker and author.

The transition from soldier to civilian is often not an easy one. The American College and The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company have partnered to form The Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs, honoring the brave members of the armed forces transitioning back to civilian life. The main purpose of The Center is to provide educational support and career opportunities to eligible veterans by awarding full scholarships to those interested in pursuing The American College’s designation and degree programs.

Join our guest Ted Diggs who says, “Our mission is to provide military scholarships to honor the proud men and women who served honorably in the armed services. By awarding the talents of the military’s best and brightest, we will be infusing the financial services profession with a talent pool vital to the economic integrity and sustainability of an industry comprised of determined and mission-minded individuals.

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