FAB Woman Making History:Cmdr. Monika Washington Stoker

24 Feb

(Photo courtesy of The U.S. Navy)

Meet Commander Monika Washington Stoker.

Like Major General Marcia Anderson, she is making military history. She was recently named Commanding Officer of The USS Mitscher, a Norfolk-based, guided missile destroyer.

Similar to Major Anderson, she did not have initial intentions of a military career. Her dad suggested she give the military a chance, and she never looked backed. Years later her hard work paid off, and last Friday she made history as the first FAB Woman to serve as a commanding officer of an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer.

And on top of that, she’s a mom!

Commander Stoker with her FAB Girls!

A quote from her, posted on www.wvec.com:

“It says that you do whatever you want to do, whether it’s in the military or not and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t.”

If our FAB Girls don’t take anything else away from this site, that is it!

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4 Responses to “FAB Woman Making History:Cmdr. Monika Washington Stoker”

  1. rahem November 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    behind every agreat man agreat woman(mama,sester or wife).so now i understand why a american agreat and very great.its atrue

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