Inspirational Life and Travel Journeys from a Woman Marine


In honor of our Veterans we are pleased to share a conversation with Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, one of the first women of color to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1970s. The U.S. Marine Corps is known as one of the most formidable military forces in the world, and its reputation is well-earned. So what would inspire a young Black woman in the 1970s to enlist in the Marine Corps and go through weeks of boot camp below the Mason Dixon line?

Dr. Moseley Brown joins World Footprints to talk about her decision to enlist in the Marine Corps. and how her Army mother helped prepare her for military service and beyond.

“Marines are built through the ethos of struggle and sacrifice.”

Gen. James Jones

After an illustrious career as a Marine, Dr. Moseley Brown now serves as Division Chief of Federal Advisory Committees in the Veterans Experience Office at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also a new author and recently released a new book entitled, “Leadership Lessons: Personal Reflections from a Woman Marine”.

Since we’re a travel show we also talked travel with Dr. Moseley Brown. Travel is transformative no matter how far you go and we were intrigued to hear about Dr. Moseley Brown’s unique transformational experiences.

And wait until you hear where Dr. Moseley Brown would like to travel to next and who she would want to sit next to on her long-haul flight. This will touch your heart.

  • Book Cover - Dr. Betty Moseley Brown
  • Parris Island
  • Map of Parris Island
  • Parris Island Marine Corps depot

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