Words matter. These are the best Martha McSally Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When you value people, you give them freedom.
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is exceptionally qualified to serve as President Trump’s National Security Adviser, and I fully support his selection.
I was in Saudi Arabia on 9/11 and was part of the initial leadership team to execute the initial combat operations in Afghanistan.
Before running for office, I was an A-10 squadron commander with 325 combat hours. During my time in uniform and since coming to the House and taking up the fight to keep the plane, I have heard countless stories from American soldiers about how the A-10 saved their lives.
The private sector is the innovation engine of our economy, and more private-sector businesses and organizations than ever are recognizing that training, promoting, and retaining women is essential to their continued competitiveness – and their bottom line.
American servicewomen will continue to be viewed as second-class warriors if leaders push them to take up the customs of countries where women are second-class citizens.
Maybe I’ll start a little group of us that’s called the Don’t Do Stupid Stuff caucus. I’m going to be in the D.D.S.S. caucus. I’m going to lead it. There’s no reason for us to be doing stupid things that are not getting us anywhere.
North Korea is not even close to being a near peer to South Korea or, much less, the United States.
The chief duty of our federal government is the safety and security of the American people.
I’m probably one of the only people who has voted for the speaker of the House but didn’t serve in Congress.
When I started at the Air Force Academy, I found out that I couldn’t be a fighter pilot simply because I had ovaries. That was enough to make me go for it.
The whole idea of deterrence is to convince your enemy that you are willing and able to make it so painful for them to continue on a threatening or bellicose course that they change their behavior.
Growing up, I was told I could be anything I wanted to be. There were no limitations restraining me just because I was a girl. Then I joined the military.
I just personally decided I was going to be the first woman fighter pilot.
Wherever women succeed, businesses will succeed.
If we want the most effective fighting force, we need to pick the most qualified capable man for the job, even if it’s a woman.
When I see something messed up, I’m going to challenge it.
I have three older brothers. I’m Irish. I’m feisty.
When American troops find themselves fighting for their lives, there is no better sound than an A-10 – a plane officially nicknamed the Thunderbolt II but known affectionately by the troops as the Warthog – firing its enormous 30-millimeter gun at the enemy.
It might not be pretty, but the A-10 is our most capable close air-support aircraft, and its arrival on the battlefield signals survival for our troops and annihilation for our enemies.
Before I became a fighter pilot, everyone said that women didn’t have the physical strength. Well, I had just completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon.
I think there is a longing in everyone for a personal relationship with God.
If it were in our national security to deploy to South Africa under apartheid, would we have found it acceptable or customary to segregate African American soldiers from other American soldiers, and say, ‘It’s just a cultural thing’? I don’t think so. I would hope not.
I think my being a combat pilot, being a woman who has had to break down barriers and succeed in a male-dominated environment, and, I think, just being in the military for 26 years have all helped me.
Raising taxes in an economic downturn is not a good idea.
America has a long history of pride in the military uniform, and the Army has a 362-page directive on proper uniform wear. Included are guidelines that accommodate freedom of religion by outlining what religious attire or jewelry can be worn with the uniform.
Our troops should not conform to customs that represent the marginalization of people and are incongruent with our fundamental values.
Ultimately, it’s not our responsibility to turn Afghanistan into a 21st-century, vibrant, economic, liberal democracy with a little L. Our responsibility is to keep Americans safe, to make sure we don’t have a failed state in a region. It’s not our responsibility to reconstruct Afghanistan.
My journey in the military solidified my tireless commitment to making sure girls and women are given the opportunity to meet their full potential, and nobody tells them they can’t do something because they’re a girl.
Sexism is real.
In 2001, I was an Air Force lieutenant colonel and A-10 fighter pilot stationed in Saudi Arabia, in charge of rescue operations for no-fly enforcement in Iraq and then in Afghanistan.
I served my country in uniform for 26 years.
As an A-10 squadron commander in the Air Force, I was required to be ready to deploy my 24 Warthogs and team anywhere in the world within 24 hours, including the Korean Peninsula.