The women listed below are women I respect, admire and think about when times get tough. These women emulate beauty in strength and demonstrate perseverance daily despite gender stereotypes and society’s perceptions. These are the women that have set an example that I have chosen to follow. They are women that I look up to, and I hope that they will inspire you as well.
Despite nay sayers opinions, Ronda has created the life she has dreamt of. She is the person that God intended for her to be, and she is an unstoppable force. She has set the example for girls and women of all ages throughout the world of what it looks like to fight hard every single day.
Laura Phelps Sweatt
Aside from the fact that Laura holds more World Records in Powerlifting than any other female to ever live, she is one of the most authentic and humble individuals I have ever met. She has redefined what it means to be strong and demonstrated through her daily actions what it looks like to be a trail blazer and help other women reach their full potential.
Andrea holds the female record for the fasted double obstacle course time at the Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, VA. She can complete 25 dead hang strict pull ups at a moments notice and can climb a rope faster than most men I’ve met. She is currently studying space engineering at Monterey. She is feminine and beautiful yet exemplifies an aggressive demenour, toughness, and has what it takes to lead the sons and daughters of America. She is one of my best and most loyal friends.
Merisa is a Christian, wife, mother, athlete and LA Police Officer. She risks her life daily in order to defend and protect our beloved Country. She is one of the most influential women in my life when it comes to being a servant of God and showing genuine love and care for others. She is a fighter and lover all in one.
Theresa came into my life at a pivotal time, when I was seeking guidance and advice on how to transition out of the Corps. She has reeled me in with her shining personality, her devotion to our Country, and her leadership by example. She is a true warrior, beautiful person inside and out, as well as soon to be mother.