Ms. Sue Tempero, chair of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the
Services (DACOWITS), has announced the selection of the 1995 Executive
Committee. The selections became effective January 1, 1995.
Selected from existing members, the executive committee is composed of the
chair, directors of operations, planning and communications, installations, and
4th year liaison and committees. The group also consists of co-chairs of three
subcommittees (forces utilization, career opportunities, and quality of
Membership on DACOWITS includes prominent civilian women and men from
throughout the United States representing academia, industry, public service
and other professions. All 35 members are appointed by the Secretary of
Defense for a three-year term, and serve without compensation. The committee
was founded in 1951 by Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall during the
Korean War to assist DOD in the recruitment and retention of servicewomen. In
the ensuing 44 years, the committee has provided useful advice to the Secretary
of Defense on policies relating to the effective employment of women in the
During semiannual conference the executive committee performs a variety of
duties including reviewing issues, assigning new agenda items to appropriate
subcommittees for introduction to the full committee and approving the
rationale for recommendations. Additionally, they approve requests for
information and continuing concerns as well as reviewing issues provided by
subcommittees to ensure that the intent is clear and adequately reflected in
proper format prior before forwarding to the full committee.
In addition to the semiannual conferences, the committee meets quarterly at
the Pentagon. These meetings review interim issues, service responses to
recommendations, requests for information, and continuing concerns made at the
previous semiannual conference.
The new members and their assignments are as follows:
Position Member & Home Town
Chair Ms. Sue Tempero, Des Moines, Iowa
Director of Operations Mrs. Mary Kay Turner, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Director of Planning and Communications Ms. Lisa Guillermin, San Francisco,
Director of Installation Visits Mrs. Amy Wishnick, Chicago, Ill.
4th Year Liaison & Director of Committees Dr. Carole Garrison, Akron,
Co-Chair, Career Opportunities Dr. Doris Price, Houston, Texas
Co-Chair, Career Opportunities Ms. Sally Appel, Lake Geneva, Wis.
Co-Chair, Forces Utilization Mrs. Sharon Anderson, Seward, Alaska
Co-Chair, Forces Utilization Mrs. Caroline Ellis Staton, Oxford, Miss.
Co-Chair, Quality of Life Rep. Jackie Young, Kailua, Hawaii
Co-Chair, Quality of Life Mrs. Mary Lou Austin, Atlanta, Ga.
Ex-Officio Executive Honorable Deborah R. Lee, Asst. Sec Def,