About Jenifer Chrisman

Jenifer joined the MWR Marketing team in 2011 as graphic designer. In 2014, she went back to her roots when she joined the Fort Gordon FYI Magazine team as a writer, along with her designer duties. As of 2015, she has created a series of briefs about the history, culture and traditions of the military called Culture.Mil, as well as writing various other pieces, including her favorite ... A Thin Line Of Many Colors.

Women in the Military: Part III

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” – Bethany Hamilton (professional surfer) Continued from: Women in the Military Part I (1775-1920) & Women in the Military Part II (1941-1991) 1992 Lane McClelland becomes the Coast Guard’s active-duty first woman (since SPARs: […]

Women in the Military: Part II

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe (former Rosie the Riveter) Continued from: Women in the Military Part I (1775-1920) 1941-1945 (World War II) Over 60,000 Army nurses served overseas and in the U.S. Over 14,000 Navy nurses served overseas and in the U.S. (1942) The Women’s […]

Women In the Military: Part I

“Everyone has ocean’s to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?” – Amelia Earhart (aviation pioneer) Although their roles weren’t always readily apparent, women have a long history serving within the military, dating all the way back to the United States’ founding. […]

Commandant’s Professional Reading List

 “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire Beginning in 1989, General Al Gray, 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps, put into effect the first Commandant’s Professional Reading List. He believed mental preparation as […]


“Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” – General of the Army Douglas MacArthur April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary commemorating America’s formal entrance into World War I. With approximately sixty-five million troops deployed between Allied forces and Central Powers from over forty countries and more than eight million deaths and twenty-one million […]