Acting secretary participates in Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues’ wreath laying ceremony


On Thursday, Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie honored women in the military during the 21st annual Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues’ wreath laying. The event was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery.

Wilkie honored our nation’s service women and women Veterans for their achievements, courage and reflected on those who selflessly served and sacrificed their lives while on duty. Watch his speech here.



Ashleigh Barry

Ashleigh Barry is a Senior Advisor in the Secretary’s Center for Strategic Partnerships, with a focus on strategic communications and partnerships. She facilitates the implementation of collaborations with industry and foundations to establish novel and impactful programs that improve Veterans lives. She has an extensive background in investigative journalism where her coverage garnered multiple Emmy Awards and the distinctive Edward R. Murrow Award.