President Biden awarded the Medal of Freedom to Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, a U.S. Air Force legend who is a member of IWF DC. She was the first woman to attend the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, command a unit that won the Joint Meritorious Award, and become brigadier general in the comptroller career field. She was one of only seven female generals in the U.S. military at the time of her retirement. As President Biden remarked,

“Wilma’s one of the most decorated women ever to serve in the United States military, she enlisted in the 1950s because she wanted to become a leader. She did that, and more, becoming the first woman in almost every leadership role she held in nearly 30 years in uniform.”