Shannon H. Polson

Jan 31, 2020

10 min read

She’s Got Grit: The First Woman General Officer of West Point

For Becky Halstead, leadership started out with her being a team player.

Growing up in rural New York, Becky Halstead played on the basketball team, but she only started running because the team needed one more girl to be considered a full team. “I had nine varsity letters, but I came from a little town without a stoplight,” she says, reflecting both the…