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Lt. Alicia

She thought she'd be an army dog-handler. But instead, Lt Alicia* is a French Army helicopter pilot. She flies the Puma, a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-size utility helicopter. Alicia is only 24 but her maturity, drive and focus are astonishing…

Warrant Officer Erika

Warrant Officer Erika is one of the very few female firearms' instructors in the French Army. And she didn't get there by chance. “You have to go for it, you have to dare,” she stresses, “and, as a woman, you have to be prepared to always prove more things, be prepared to be looked at by everybody and judged much more than a man is…

Colonel Anne-Cécile Ortemann

Colonel Anne-Cécile Ortemann will, this summer, be promoted to General, only the third woman in the history of the French Army to obtain this rank. You will have to address her as “Madame le général” rather than “Madame la générale” “because rank has no sex” she says…