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2012 National Women’s History Month Theme: Women’s Education = Women’s Empowerment Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, the reversal of the gender gap is a very recent phenomenon. The fight to learn was a valiant struggle waged by many tenacious women—across years and across cultures—in our country.

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Presents the

Women’s History Month Program MARCH 28, 2012 Little Creek Galley 1100


Commander Monika Washington Stoker is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She was commissioned in 1995 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. Her first assignment was USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) where she served as 3rd Division Officer in Deck Department and finished her tour as the Engineering Training Officer. CDR Stoker then served as the Fire Control Officer and later the Weapons Control Officer in USS COLE (DDG 67). Upon completion of Department Head School in 2002, she reported to the USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) as Weapons Control Officer and fleeted-up to Combat Systems Officer. Ashore, she reported to the United States Naval Academy as the Summer Training Coordinator in the Professional Programs Division and as a Naval Leadership Instructor in 2000. And finally in 2006, she served as the Future Operations Officer at Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, responsible for Global Force Management in support of the Global War on Terrorism. CDR Stoker reported to MITSCHER in June 2010 as the Executive Officer and assumed command February 2012.

Presiding CMC Andrew Thompson Schedule of Events Occasion ..……………………….CSCM Carol Anderson NAVSUP FLC Norfolk , National Anthem…………………LS2 Sylvia Robinson ACU2 Invocation………………………..Chaplain Sharon Wheaton NAVSTA Norfolk Welcome………………………....CAPT Charles Stuppard, Commanding Officer, JEBLC/FS Reading…………………………...CS2 Jamie Vannostrand Poem…………………………..….CS1 Tameka Br own FC1 Christina Riley CS2 Aura San-Juan CS3 Nehemie Pierre Introduction of Guest Speaker....CAPT Charles Stuppard, Commanding Officer, JEBLC/FS Speaker…………………………...CDR Monika Washington-Stoker, Commanding Officer, USS Mitscher Closing Remarks…………………CMC Andrew Thompson Benediction………………………. Chaplain Sharon Wheaton NAVSTA Norfolk


Women's History Program 2012