An official website of the United States Government 
Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

.gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.


Videos of what’s happening in the Defense Department.

Play Play

First Female Artillery Chief

  • March 16, 2020 | 1:57

Marine Corps Cpl. Shannon Lilly, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, talks about her work as an artillery chief during a live-fire range near Setermoen, Norway, March 4, 2020. Lilly is the first female artillery chief and the first female artillery chief to fire an M777 howitzer.