Ms. Amelia F. Underwood is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, where she earned her commission as a Second Lieutenant in the army. She served on active duty as a field artillery officer assigned to nuclear capable Lance missile battalions. She is now a faculty member in the Department of Military Science (Army ROTC) where she teaches American military history and a new course about American women at war. Underwood is the founder and chairman of of the JMU Women's Military Forum and she serves on the President's Task Force for Veteran's Affairs. Underwood's mission in her teaching and service is to encourage and empower women to become effective and successful leaders in all areas of their lives. 

For a complete account of Underwood’s teaching and scholarship click here.

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