23 Aug '13, 8am

Well done Royal Air Force, leading the way in equality

Well done Royal Air Force, leading the way in equality

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR FIRST FEMALE TWO-STAR The RAF has appointed its first ever female two-star officer and in doing so has shown that the sky’s the limit for women in the military, the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced today. Elaine West (51) has been promoted to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal to take up the role of Director of Projects and Programme Delivery at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. She will lead the way in programming and delivering multi-million pound infrastructure projects to support military training, improve defence capability and oversee the draw down of Army units from Germany. Air Vice-Marshal Elaine West joined the RAF in late 1978 and through her commitment and leadership has climbed through the ranks over her 34-year career. She has served her country in bases across the world and her appointment will now help to inspire gener...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/the-skys-the-limit-230...

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