I'm excited about my collaboration in Behind The Rank Vol. 3. You will learn about my journey along with other inspirational women that have served. My narrative includes the challenges I faced as a Soldier, new mom and wife, and college student. Shayla Hawkins
We all know that bearing the obligations of others can often be burdensome. Yet, there is a unique breed of women who have proudly accepted that call. These women––whether they were running toward validation or running from a life worth leaving behind to create a new one––enlisted in the military, remained resilient, and are now sharing their stories. In Behind the Rank, Volume 3, Lila Holley and 19 coauthors delve into what it truly means to accept the duty to serve, despite the challenges. The pages of this narrative hold accounts from courageous military women. You will see how they endured a myriad of obstacles, from sexual assault to mental health challenges, to become shining examples of leaders dedicated to their duty to serve. Their triumphs will encourage you to courageously serve––your family, your Troops, your country, and yourself––no matter the odds.
Discover what it takes to face your struggles in the military head on, to cease suppressing your presence in this “man’s world,” to stand proudly in the service you have chosen, and to celebrate your womanhood. Read more in my forthcoming book Behind The Rank,Vol 3