Sharlene Hawkes, Miss America 1985 and president of Utah-based Remember My Service (RMS) Military Productions, has been appointed by the Secretary of Defense to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).
The committee, established in 1951 by then-Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall, is composed of civilian women and men to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, employment, integration, and overall welfare of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.
“Sharlene is a natural fit for this position, because of her long-term love and support of Service members and Veterans,” explains Maj. Gen. John A. Macdonald, U.S. Army (ret.). “She’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan, and countless installations both domestic and abroad. She also has the real-world professional experience necessary to give thoughtful, seasoned proposals to the committee.”
Sharlene, president and founder of RMS Military Productions since 2005, will be sworn in at the next DACOWITS meeting on March 11, in Washington, D.C.
On behalf of the Miss America Organization, we congratulate Sharlene on this prestigious appointment and thank her for her continued support and commitment to the Military.
- Courtesy of www.MissAmerica.org