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
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.
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.
It’s Time We Require Women To Register For The Draft
Women’s legal exemption from the draft is obsolete.
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 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.
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.
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.
Cautionary Lessons On Leading As A Woman In The Military
Several servicewomen share their advice and experiences from their time in the military.
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?”
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.
Joining the Military
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.
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.
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.