This year, it is our privilege to feature Command
Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans, one of the most decorated female
veterans in U.S. history. Throughout her 27 years in the service, CSM
Evans worked her way up to Command Sergeant Major – the highest rank an
enlisted soldier can achieve. She earned numerous medals and awards,
including the Bronze Star, the Presidential Unit Citation Medal, and
Global War on Terrorism ribbons, six Meritorious Service Medals and
numerous other awards.
Gretchen Evans is determined to pay it forward by focusing her efforts
on improving the lives of her fellow veterans by actively serving as a
mentor, coach, and community activist.