Austin AFA Chapter Member Selected as Ms. Veteran America 2016
The Ms. Veteran America competition highlights military women who embody strength, courage and sacrifice for our nation. It also is a competition that reminds us that military women are more than servicewomen in the military, but are also mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and role models. Ms. Veteran America is a program that inspires and empowers young women and girls to uplift and support one another. Proceeds from the competition provide housing for homeless women who are veterans and their children.
The award recipient this year was AFA member and Emerging Leader, Molly Mae Potter. Ms. Veteran America graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. with a degree in Engineering-Physics and commissioned into the USAF as a flight test and munition engineer. She deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 where she sustained multiple injuries, brain trauma, and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Post-recovery, Potter now advocates for PTSD treatment and resources for all veterans.
Potter now serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Texas State Air Force Association and as the Commissioner for Austin’s Commission on Veteran’s Affairs. For more information regarding the Ms. Veteran America program and to read Potter’s full biography, click here.