LCDR Alexa Jenkins
I would like to welcome all of you to SSLA. We have a long history and commitment to women serving our nation and are dedicated to providing professional development through networking, education, and mentorship of women from the maritime armed forces – the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, and the U.S. Public Health Service. We operate from a place of inclusiveness and additionally welcome men and women to join us from the other military services. We are a national non-profit and non-political organization. If you aren’t already a member, I urge you to join SSLA so that your voice can make a difference!
SSLA holds a Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium (JWLS) each year, which will give you an opportunity to meet with hundreds of fellow service women – as this is the largest gathering of women in uniform nationwide! The symposium provides you an opportunity to focus in on your leadership development, while also highlighting the achievements of women leaders who are in our front lines across the globe. We encourage you to use this time to network with leaders and peers and to take the knowledge you gain at this forum back to your commands to share with your colleagues and friends.