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Major General Irene Trowell-Harris keynotes WVA national convention in Nashville

 

South Carolina native achieves national pinnacle, to address Women Veterans of America Convention

Major General (Dr.) Irene Trowell-Harris will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Women Veterans of America National Convention in Nashville, September 12-14th. She is the Director of the Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Trowell-Harris will address the convention on Saturday, September 13. Nashville-Clarksville Chapter 20 will host this year’s convention.

Major General (Dr.) Irene Harris

General Trowell-Harris is a registered nurse with a diploma in nursing from Columbia Hospital, School of Nursing, a masters degree from Yale University, a doctorate from Columbia University and Flight Nurse Wings from the Aerospace School of Medicine.

In 1963, this South Carolina youth took an uncharted flight from the cotton fields of South Carolina to the pinnacle of success as a nurse, educator, military officer, mentor and role model. Her flight made unscheduled stops, ran into turbulence, reached unexpected heights and traveled internationally.

General Trowell-Harris was the first woman and female in National Guard History (in 349 years) to command a clinic; and the first African American woman in National Guard history (in 357 years) to become a general officer; the first person in National Guard history to have a Tuskegee Airmen Chapter (1998) and a Mentoring Award (1999) named in her honor. «Read the rest of this article»

 

WVA National Convention coming to Nashville

 

Nashville-Clarksville Chapter 20 to host National Convention

Maj. Gen. Irene Trowel-Harris, Director of Center for Women Veterans, Dept. of Veterans Affairs America’s women veterans and active-duty military servicewomen of all stripes are invited to attend the upcoming Women Veterans of America (WVA) National Convention in Nashville on September 12-14. The convention site is the Radisson Hotel, Opryland. The guest speaker for the convention is Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris (at right), Director of the Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Trowell-Harris will address the convention on Saturday, September 13.

The Center oversees all VA programs for women veterans. As Director, Dr. Trowell-Harris is the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all matters related to policies, legislation, programs, issues, and initiatives affecting women veterans. This is an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity for women veterans to hear directly from Dr. Trowell-Harris on the current state of women veterans programs within the VA on a national level. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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