New Book Pays Tribute to Women in the Armed Forces

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This fascinating book offers both a factual overview and personal reflections on the role of women in the U.S. military

Army Strong Women: Building the Next Generation, a new book by Melissa Leigh Farmer, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Army Strong Women represents the untold stories of the countless women who have served our country in a military position. The book presents a factual overview of military structure and history, focusing particularly on women's roles and contributions, followed by a more personalized look at individual women's experiences. Their stories tell of the struggles they overcame and the opportunities and successes they were granted by serving in the Army.

As a soldier herself, Melissa Farmer understands the challenges and prejudices faced by women undertaking a military career, and she offers both encouragement and practical advice to young women pursuing this vocation. Honest and informative, this book is sure to motivate and inspire all who read it.

Melissa Leigh Farmer is a soldier, writer, freelance columnist and student. She is the 2008 Army TRADOC Warrant Officer Instructor of the Year. Chief Warrant Officer Three Farmer currently serves in the military at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a Warrant Officer Recruiter and lives in Louisville.

Army Strong Women: Building the Next Generation is a 148-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0350-1. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at


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