G.L.A. Harris is Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. A two time named Fulbright Commission distinguished scholar as Research Chair in North American Integration and as NATO Chair in Security Studies, Dr. Harris is also a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and formerly served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force's junior, intermediate and senior service schools, including Air War College. R. Finn Sumner is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Portland State University, U.S. Maria Carolina Gonzalez-Prats served in the Army from 1998-2004 as an enlisted reservist, and later, as an active duty supply and logistics officer. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Work at Portland State University (PSU), and is a TL1 fellow at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Clinical and Translational Research Institute.
There is no other book that addresses the challenges women face in the military as the authors have done in Women Veterans: Lifting the Veil of Invisibility. This book represents a comprehensive, systematic examination of the uphill battles that women are forced to endure by the white-male, hierarchical power structure of the military. The authors should be celebrated for their candid and accessible treatment of this significant, formidable topic. - Norma M. Riccucci, Rutgers University, USA