Library Lunchtime Lecture Celebrates Women in History Month


As a career Army Officer serving on active duty, Sharon Cash served in a myriad of command and staff positions from company commander to battalion commander; and as operations officer for a one-star General Officer-level command, requiring direct management of the resources of people, budget, facilities, time, organization, and equipment.  A key career milestone was her selection as the Operations Officer responsible for planning, training and supporting a seven-thousand personnel Corps Support Command in Germany.  She was directly responsible for the planning; and she directed a strategic deployment of personnel and equipment valued at $350 million from Germany by rail, sea, and air to United States Army Operations locations in Croatia.  The entire operation was accomplished 30 days ahead of schedule.  Sharon was the first female commander of a United States Army Chemical Training Battalion with over 800 personnel including staff sections (human
 resources, security and intelligence, logistics and maintenance, and operations and training).  She was the first female officer assigned as an Assistant Professor teaching mechanical engineering classes to sophomore, junior, and senior class cadets in the Department of Mechanics, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  

Sharon attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology; and she attended North Carolina State University, where she received a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

March 14 at 11:00 AM in Houston Cole Library

All are welcome JSU students, faculty staff and general public, free admission.