On April 28, 1993, Defense Secretary Les Aspin ordered service chiefs to drop restrictions that prohibited women to fly combat missions. Following the repeal, the U.S. Air Force named the first seven women to fly combat aircraft in the USAF and Col. Jeannie Flynn-Leavitt was among these women. Col. Flynn-Leavitt later became the first woman to actually enter fighter lead-in training and now, she has made history once again by becoming the first female wing commander. Col. Flynn-Leavitt commands 5,000 airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina and used her ability and performance to shatter the male-dominated glass ceiling proving to the everyone that leadership does not care about gender but getting the job done right! Bravo!