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Yvette Davids, Shanti Sethi, Teresa Elders

All three women served on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) under then Commanding Officer Cmdr. Mike Gilday. Davids served as executive officer, Sethi as combat systems officer, and Elders as operations officer. Currently, Davids serves as U.S. Southern Command chief of staff (2022), Sethi serves as director for talent management and recruiting for the National Security Council (2023), and Elders passed away in 2018 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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