Women make up 14 percent of the U.S. military as well as a full quarter of the veterans who are pursuing a college education upon returning home from service. In the St. Louis area alone, evidence of their significant presence isn’t hard to come by.
On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked with three local Army veterans about that growing force and about how St. Louis’ student veterans are collaborating as they plan for this year’s Student Veterans Week festivities set to begin March 17.
Joining the discussion were Jim Craig, chair of the University of Missouri–St. Louis’ Department of Military and Veteran Studies; Angie Peacock, a graduate student at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work; and Emily Staden, a biology and biochemistry major at UMSL.