Untold Stories: Women Who Changed The Course of WWII — General Mari Eder
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She was one of the few … Out of over 1.2 million Army service members, General Mari Eder was one of six senior women generals. And after 36 years of service, she went on to become an author and public speaker. Her latest book tells the stories of 15 courageous women from the Greatest Generation who changed the course of World War II. General Eder discusses her experience in the Army and the subjects of her new book with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to General Eder (00:00:00)
  • The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line (00:06:06)
  • Getting Their Stories Right (00:09:58)
  • Wearing the Uniform (00:21:36)
  • Marching Upwards in the Military (00:28:58)
  • Commanding General (00:38:31)
  • Not Your Ordinary History Book (00:42:52)

Guest Bio:

Major General Mari Eder (retired) is an author, public speaker and former commanding general of the USAR Joint and Special Troops Support Command. She began serving in the Army in 1977, and has since commanded at the company battalion, brigade and division levels. General Eder has also served in several senior positions at the Pentagon and as the Director of Public Affairs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. In addition, she’s written several books that span strategic communications, leadership and even furry friends. Her latest book is below.

Resources Mentioned:

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II



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