Women’s History Month Spotlight: Capt. Elizabeth Hudson
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- (Editor's note: This article is part of a series that recognizes pioneering women who are leading the way for future female Airmen and the Air Force in general. Information from an Air Force Public Affairs Agency article was used in this story)
During the early 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the home front.
A century later, women across the Department of Defense carry responsibilities from maintaining multi-million-dollar aircraft, leading troops through battlefields and serving in higher leadership positions.
According to the Air Force Personnel Center, more than 58,000 women serve in the U.S. Air Force. They have the opportunity to ensure the empowerment given to them is carried on to the next generation.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Elizabeth Hudson
Duty title: Chief of Wing Plans and KC-135R Stratotanker instructor pilot.
Professional credentials: Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering - Colorado School of Mines 2005, Undergraduate Pilot Training - Laughlin Air Force Base 2007, KC-135 Qualification Course - Altus AFB 2007, Air Mobility Liaison Officer Qualification Course - Scott AFB/Little Rock AFB 2010, KC-135 Instructor Course - Altus AFB 2013.
Currently working on: Raising my five-month old daughter.
Greatest accomplishment: Being a wife and mother.
Greatest passion: Spending time with my family. My husband is also an active duty pilot from the 44th Fighter Squadron and our schedules can be pretty hectic so we cherish the time we get to spend together.
Nobody knows that I'm: an Ironman. My husband and I completed the Houston Ironman in 2012.
Favorite quote: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-control." - 2 Timothy 1:7