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Wisconsin Army Guard's cavalry regiment welcomes first female Soldiers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Staff Sgt. Sonia Buchanan's military career could be considered ground breaking, or perhaps glass-ceiling breaking.

She has already served among Army Rangers and Special Forces teams in western Afghanistan as part of a Cultural Support Team and was one of four Wisconsin Army National Guard female Soldiers to graduate from the inaugural Cultural Support Training Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2011. She has completed drill sergeant school.

And she is the first of several female Soldiers to serve with the 1st Squadron, 105th Cavalry Regiment. She said her joining the headquarters section of a combat unit was the result of various factors. A change to the unit's organization structure meant that the human resources position she will assume was now available to staff sergeants. That organizational change also opened up positions for females.

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