Two Wisconsin military women will discuss THE SOCIAL CHANGES OF WAR at UW-Washington County on Wednesday evening, March 12 at 7pm in Room 228. The speakers are Gundel Metz, a coordinator from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and First Lieutenant Angela Joseph-Gaffke of the Wisconsin Safety and Occupational Health Office will discuss women’s roles in the military throughout history. A question and answer session follows the hour-long discussion. Admission is free and no reservations are needed.
Metz and Gaffke will discuss the integration of women into all branches of the armed services, the way women’s roles have changed over the years along with social changes, and how the ending of the draft has helped women in the military.
Gundel Metz served in the army from 1975 to 1995 and represents WDVA Secretary John A. Scocos and the Department in coordinating with other state and federal agencies. She also works directly with the US Department of Veteran Affairs, including VA medical centers that assist women veterans in Wisconsin. She is a member of United Women Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and 101st Airborne Association.
Angela Joseph-Gaffke is the State Occupational Health Nurse for the Wisconsin Army National Guard. She has been in the Army since 1987 and is one of the few women in the military who have held all three ranks from enlisted to non-commissioned officer ranks, where she obtained the rank of staff sergeant. She was commissioned as a Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) in Supply Logistics and served as a Lieutenant in the Army medical branch as a Patient Administrative Officer. She will be promotable to captain in March 2008.
Community members as well as area high school and college students are encouraged to attend.