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Andrea N. Goldstein

Andrea N. Goldstein has written for Task & Purpose since 2014, previously under the pseudonym Anna Granville. She served on active duty 2009-2016 as a naval officer, primarily with expeditionary forces. She holds a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Chicago, and is currently studying towards a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She still roots for the New York Yankees, despite living in Boston.

Recent articles from Andrea N. Goldstein

CJCS speaks at Maine Maritime Academy Commencement
Community
How Female Officers Forced The Navy To Back Down On Uniform Changes
The bucket cover and other items have been saved by an act of Congress, and the Navy won’t easily be able to force future changes.
Navy nurses Lt. Ashley Weimer and Lt. Anne Marie Borys observe the lighting of a menorah during a Hanukkah celebration at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Community
What It’s Like Celebrating Hanukkah On Deployment
Spending the holidays deployed or even just on duty is tough no matter your religion.
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Heather Pavlic, 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, shows Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody her dormitory April 6, 2015, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
Leadership
Why Everyone Benefits When Male Leaders Mentor Women
A new book by two Naval Academy professors argues that men and women both benefit from mentoring across gender lines.
U.S. Army Shooting Coach and Paralympic Gold Medalist, Roger Withrow helps button up the coat of U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Jodie Lemons, Warrior Transition Battalion, Bethesda, Md. before the pistol shooting event at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games June 26, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.
Support
Veteran Caregivers Can Be Men, But No One Recognizes That
Hidden Heroes and other groups are doing good work. They’ll do even better when they drop the stereotypes.
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Military Benefits
How To Help The Local Reps The VA Depends On
Why are the states setting the standards for dealing with a federal bureaucracy?
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Transition
6 Reasons To Finish Your Military Career With Travel
Travel, on your own terms and your own schedule, can help restore your sense of self.
Light armored vehicle crewmen with Task Force 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 8 fill their LAV with bottled water supplied by motor transportation Marines during a logpack on July 11, 2009, in Iraq’s Ninewa province.
Community
Why I Never Deployed To Iraq
"The thing is, I almost went to Iraq, but a case of sexual harassment prevented me from going."
U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from the Class of 2016 take the oath of office at the graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Leadership
Hey Navy: Here’s One Tradition Women Actually Want To Keep
Navy leadership is imposing masculine dress uniform changes on its servicewomen that no one wants.
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Community
How To Do NYC Fleet Week Like A Pro
Here are some tips for surviving Fleet Week in your summer whites.
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News
How The Cost Of Officer Uniforms Demonstrates Gender Inequality In The Navy
Female officers are being asked to shoulder the financial burden of new uniforms while being told it’s part of a push toward gender equality.
Citadel cadets practice for their weekly parade on the grounds of Summerall Field on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C, April, 16, 2015.
News
Should The Muslim Cadet At The Citadel Be Allowed To Wear A Hijab?
The Citadel is considering allowing a female Muslim student to wear a hijab for the first time.