10.26.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Resolution to Honor Major Lisa Jaster

Wisconsin native is first Army Reserve woman and mother to graduate from prestigious Army Ranger School

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced a resolution with Senator Ron Johnson honoring Army Reserve Major Lisa Jaster.

Jaster, a Wisconsin native who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the first Army Reserve woman and mother to graduate from the prestigious Army Ranger School. Jaster is now the third woman ever to graduate from Army Ranger School since the program was established in 1950. Senators Baldwin and Johnson's resolution recognizes and honors Jaster’s impressive accomplishments and the role she will play in protecting and defending the American people.

“I’m proud to honor Wisconsin native Major Lisa Jaster for her tremendous achievement in earning her Army Ranger tabs,” Senator Baldwin said. “Her success is yet another affirmation that continued gender integration of our nation’s Armed Forces will help improve readiness and recruitment of the best talent America has to offer. Major Jaster’s commitment and perseverance is an inspiration to us all and I wish her the best as she continues her courageous service to our nation.”

“Major Jaster is an exceptional leader who makes Wisconsin and this nation proud,” Senator Johnson said. “I admire her determination and deep commitment to serving with the finest among us. Today, I am pleased to be able to congratulate and honor Major Jaster on this historic achievement, and I look forward to her continued leadership in our armed forces.”

 A copy of the resolution can be found here.