Voice of the Veteran: Colonel Ann Wright
From Jeff Layne
Colonel Ann Wright served 29 years in the U.S. Army – 13 on active duty and 16 in the reserves. She also served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department, including U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone. In this presentation, Col. Wright explains why she ended 36 years of government service in 2003, when she resigned in protest of the war in Iraq. She has now become a peace activist, with speaking engagements across the country. Col. Wright is a member of Veterans for Peace.
Recorded: February 20, 2018