Lt. Col. Jannell Macaulay Shares How She Revolutionized Military Training

In this episode of Role Modeling, we hear from LT. Col. Janelle MacAulay, pilot in the US Air Force, who was eventually selected to be the Operations Support Squadron Commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

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Lt. Col. Jannell Macaulay Shares How She Revolutionized Military Training

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In this episode of Role Modeling, we hear from LT. Col. Janelle MacAulay, pilot in the US Air Force, who was eventually selected to be the Operations Support Squadron Commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


When Janelle MacAulay was growing up, her father would always tell people that she was going to become either a submarine warfare commander or a fighter pilot. In the 1980s, when neither of these jobs were available to women, Janelle MacAulay was inspired by her father to do or be anything she wanted, regardless of the barriers of society. And did she ever. RELATED CONTENT: Deployed Dad Sneaks Home Early In this episode of Role Modeling, we hear from Janelle MacAulay, a pilot in the US Air Force, who was eventually selected to be the Operations Support Squadron Commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. With this new responsibility came immense pressure, a pressure that she confesses losing herself within, causing her to reach out to mindfulness as a way to be more present. RELATED CONTENT: Claudia Espinosa Saw a Need and Filled It with L.O.V.E. In mindfulness, she found a passion for solitude, self-reflection and nourishing her body with meditation and healthy food. Because of the way mindfulness has benefitted Janelle’s life, she has been able to do wonderful things within the Air Force, setting a new precedent for ways to handle stress, make better decisions and perform at higher levels. To learn more about Janelle MacAulay and the inspiring transformation she has brought to the US Air Force for men and women alike, watch the video above.

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