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Jun 14, 2021

Linda Maloney served 20 years in the Navy and was one of the first women in U.S. history in 1993 to join a combat military flying squadron. She was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) and is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the distinguished air medal for combat. She also was the first woman to eject from a Martin Baker ejection seat from her A-6 aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean. She retired from the Navy in 2004 and started her second career as a defense contractor, author and business owner.

Linda is currently the CEO of Women Veteran Speakers, the first speaker’s agency of its kind that exclusively offers exceptional women military veterans as event speakers, trainers, coaches and facilitators. She is also the Project Director for the Proudly She Served project, which highlights women who serve or who have served in the U.S. military and tells their stories.

During this episode, Linda shares:

  • Her story of ejecting from her aircraft
  • What it was like being one of the first women in a combat military flying squadron
  • Her transition from the Navy to business ownership
  • What inspired the Proudly She Served project, and how it honors the service and stories of women military veterans

Learn more about Linda’s work at WomenVeteranSpeakers.com and ProudlySheServed.com and find her on LinkedIn.

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