Since I gave you my list of favorite TV Servicemen for Veterans Day, I now present my favorite TV Servicewomen in honor of Independence Day.
1. Jill Perez – Enlisted, played by Angelique Cabral.
Perez is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army assigned to a Rear Detachment Unit stationed at Fort McGee in Florida. She wants to be an Army Ranger and she smells like America.
2. Julia Richmond – Strike Back, played by Michelle Lukes.
Sergeant Richmond is the chief communication officer and field operative for Section 20, an elite covert British military intelligence and counter-terrorism unit originally formed within the Secret Intelligence Service.
3. Hollis Mann – NCIS, played by Susanna Thompson.
Before joining the Department of Defense, Hollis was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and part of the Criminal Investigation Division.
4. Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan – M.A.S.H., played by Loretta Swit.
Major Houlihan was a member of the United States Army Nurse Corps and in charge of all the nurses at the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.) during the Korean War.
5. Theodora ‘Teddy’ Altman – Grey’s Anatomy, played by Kim Raver
Teddy joined the United States Army as a surgeon following the September 11 attacks. She became the head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Seattle Grace Hospital before taking a job with the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM).
6. Kara Foster – The Last Ship, played by Marissa Neitling
Lieutenant Foster is a Tactical Actions Officer in the United States Navy serving in the Combat Information Center aboard the USS Nathan James.
7. Peggy Carter – Agent Carter, played by Hayley Atwell
Peggy was a member of British Armed Forces Special Air Service before joining the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). She was also one of the founding members of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.).
8. Olivia Dunham – Fringe, played by Anna Torv
Before joining the FBI, Dunham served as a United States Marine Corps special investigator. She was recruited to be a part of the Fringe Division of the FBI, where she investigates paranormal events.
Some of my favorite charitable organizations that benefit members of the military community and their families: Boot Campaign, Wounded Warrior Project, Cause, Gary Sinise Foundation, Operation Gratitude, and Toys for Tots. Happy 4th of July!