A BETTER PEACE welcomes Ann Meredith to discuss her experience as a female officer in the U.S. Army. She joins WAR ROOM podcast editor Ron Granieri in the virtual studio to discuss what her career has looked like as a woman, a mother and a wife in the Military Police corps. Ann recounts long separations, supportive units, honest mentors and the biases and discriminations that many women must overcome in any branch of the military.
I am always underestimated when I walk into a room immediately that never changes…when I speak I have to be right.
LTC (promotable) Ann Meredith was commissioned as an MP officer with a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin in 1999. She has led at all levels and commanded an MP Company in combat in Afghanistan and most recently the 97th MP Battalion. Additionally, Ann was a part of the reconstruction of the Iraqi Police Force in Iraq in 2003-2004 and has extensive experience supporting combat operations as an MP for the last 21 years. She is married to an Armor officer and has two small kids. Ron Granieri is an Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Army War College and the Editor of A BETTER PEACE. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.
Photo Description: Lt. Col. Ann Meredith (left), battalion commander of 97th Military Police Battalion, watches combatives, the final Victory Week 2017 event, with her husband Lt. Col. Jon Meredith, battalion commander of 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. 97th Military Police Battalion won the Victory Cup in 2017.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army