Women serving America
Leisha Leyson has worked in the Portland District for four years and is an administrative support assistant in the Channels and Harbors Project of the Operations Division. Leisha Leyson enlisted in the Arizona Army National Guard in May 1987, and transferred to the Oregon Army National Guard in 1989. In the mid-1980s, military career opportunities for women were beginning to broaden but were still limited. Leyson said she originally wanted to be part of the military police, but there was a height requirement to be an MP and at 5’2” she was too short! Instead, she entered the Equipment Records and Part Specialist Military Occupational Skill, which is now called automated log specialist.

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