On October 1, 2015, Women In Defense-Tennessee Valley Chapter held its annual meeting at the Westin Hotel, Bridge Street.  Ms. Julie Schumacher, Deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command served as the keynote speaker and gave an inspiring speech to WID-TVC members titled “Lessons From the Ladder”. Ms. Schumacher focused in on the importance of mentors throughout the steps of a professional career. During the event, the new 2015-2016 WID-TVC Officers were installed, and the 2014-2015 Board was recognized for their great work.