Anna Granville

Anna Granville is a Naval officer. She lives in California. The opinions in this article are her own. Anna Granville is a pen name.

Recent articles from Anna Granville

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Why I Wrote Under A Pseudonym As A Naval Officer
One of Task & Purpose’s first contributors reveals her true identity.
Lt. Cmdr. James Raymond, center, operations officer for Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9, stands with his squadron during a change of command ceremony.
There’s A Key Piece Of Information Missing From The Personnel Retention Discussion
The Navy needs to be better at tracking who is separating from the service and why.
Military tuition assistance: Benefits and limits
Here Are 7 Awesome Resources Your Transition Class Didn’t Offer
There are a number of hidden-gem resources for separating service member provided by veteran service organizations.
Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program.
It’s Time We Require Women To Register For The Draft
Women’s legal exemption from the draft is obsolete.
Photo composite from left to right: Cmdr. Elizabeth Barrett (top left), Jennie Hodgers (bottom left), Virginia Hall, Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Sarah Emma Edmonds
American Women Who Served In Combat Before You Were Born
Women have served on every part of the battlefield since the birth of the United States.
The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu launches Landing Craft Utility 1635 off the coast of San Clemente Island for the beach assault phase of exercise Iron Fist 2012.
4 Reasons Why I Will Miss The Navy
A naval officer bids the Navy farewell after six years of service.
Members of the U.S. Naval Academy raise their right hands as they take an oath of office during the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony, May 22, 2015.
The Navy’s Uniform Changes Are Anything But Gender Neutral
The Navy’s new uniform changes are supposed to be "gender neutral," but for officers and senior enlisted, they look much like the men's uniforms.
An U.S. Army cultural support team member with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force scans the terrain while sitting in the back of a Humvee in Sarobi district, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2013.
The Story Of The Incredible Women Who Served With Special Ops Units In Afghanistan
The new book, “Ashley’s War,” highlights the servicewomen who served alongside special operations units in Afghanistan.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departs Naval Station Norfolk on its maiden deployment, May 11, 2011.
4 Reasons I Am Resigning My Commission As A Naval Officer
I love the Navy, it has been an honor to serve, but I want this incredible organization to be better.
Service members and civilian guests attend the 17th annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Arlington Va., May 20, 2014.
Cautionary Lessons On Leading As A Woman In The Military
Several servicewomen share their advice and experiences from their time in the military.
The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Gulf of Aden.
Learning To Appreciate The Final Months Of Military Service
A naval officer asks, “What can I get out of my last year in uniform? More importantly, what do I have left to give?”
Petty Officer 3rd Class Erika Rice, yeoman, and other Sailors man the rails as Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln pulls into her homeport at Naval Station Everett.
Why More Women Need To Share Their Military Experiences
While an entire generation of millennials are re-inventing the veterans’ narrative as a whole, women still need to be part of that story.
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Christmas Means Something Different When You Deploy
When deployed, holidays give you too much time to think about how the people you love are in each others' company, and you are not.
U.S. Marines and Navy Sailors receive training in Al Asad, Iraq, during the Lioness Program March 27, 2007, on various improvised explosive devices being used to attack Coalition and Iraqi forces. This program is being utilized to ensure the proper care is taken while searching female Iraqis. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James R. Richardson) (Released)
What The Civil War Can Teach Us About Women In Combat
The historical study of women soldiers in past conflicts, such as the Civil War, provides a compelling argument for women in combat.
The Navy’s Retention Plans Are Improvements, But Still Not Enough
The Navy is not addressing the systemic reasons for why many of its best personnel are not reenlisting.
A Tribute To A Fallen Friend On World Suicide Prevention Day
In honor of Suicide Prevention Month, a naval officer writes a tribute to a friend who suffered from combat-related post-traumatic stress.
U.S. Navy Ensign Caitlin Mandrinhill takes the oath of office at the 2011 United States Naval Academy commencement ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
How A Liberal Arts Degree Made Me A Better Officer
A naval officer explains why she pursued a liberal arts degree and how it impacts her leadership abilities.